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Table 5

Carotenoid (β-carotene eq.), tocopherol and tocotrienol contents (μg/g) of crude palm oils extracted from different selected palms, either one day after harvest (D1) or after fruit freezing on D1.

Components (μg/g oil) Oil obtained after direct extraction of palm fruits Oil obtained after frozen storage of palm fruits
Carotenoids 734.7 ± 4.7 1108.5 ± 0.4
Total tocopherols + tocotrienols 714.7 ± 4.4 427.3 ± 10.7

Results are expressed as means ± standard deviations (n = 3).

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