Weekend arrived and I did some deeper digging online. I found two charts (1, 2) that listed the Vitamin E content of palm oils. From the notes I gathered that the palm oils examined were either crude or extra-virgin. I did the math, here's what I got:
1 Tbsp. of Palm Oil (14g)
2.5mg-9mg Tocepherols (6mg Avg.)
7.5mg-12mg Tocotrienols (10mg Avg.)
There are no RDAs for mixed Tocepherols or Tocotrienols, but those are pretty high amounts (my numbers could be much lower than actual amounts: I wasn't sure if a "-" on the charts indicated a lack of tocopherols or that the amount wasn't measured, but I counted it as a zero value). The RDA/DV of Vitamin E is for Alpha-Tocepherol only, and ranges from 10g to 20g. Assuming an RDA/DV of 15g, 1 Tbsp. of palm oil contains:
2mg-4mg Alpha-Tocepherol (3mg. Avg.)
Which corresponds to 15%-25% RDA/DV (20% Avg.). 1 Tbsp. of Palm oil also contains 1.2g Omega-6 fatty acids (compare 0.25g for Coconut Oil, 1.3g for Olive Oil).
So, is red palm oil a viable source of Vitamin E? I'd say yes. It offers more Vitamin E per gram of Omega-6 than almonds or olive oil (17% RDA vs. 11% & 8%), and wheat germ oil is out of the picture for paleo eaters (7.5g PUFA per Tbsp. and it's wheat). It's a natural source of mixed tocepherols (understood to be more beneficial than synthetic, isolated tocepherols), has a ton of tocotrienols and caretenoids, and is fairly low in PUFA. I watch my 3/6 ratios very closely so I won't be eating more than a Tbsp. or two a day, but it'll be enough to provide a decent boost to my Vitamin E, something that's not too easy to get on a Paleo diet.