betacarotene


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carotene

 [kar´o-tēn]
a yellow or red pigment found in many dark green, leafy, and yellow vegetables such as collards, turnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash, as well as in yellow fruit, milk, egg yolk, and body fat; it is a chromolipoid hydrocarbon existing in four forms (α-, β-, γ-, and δ-carotene), which can be converted into vitamin A in the body.
beta carotene
1. the β isomer of carotene.
2. a preparation of this substance administered orally to prevent vitamin A deficiency and to reduce photosensitivity in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria. Written also betacarotene and β-carotene.

betacarotene

/be·ta·car·o·tene/ (ba″tah-kar´o-tēn) see under carotene.
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These indicate the highest amounts of betacarotene and lycopene.
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Nutrition Tip Eating just one carrot a day gives you all the betacarotene you need.
In the process, she noticed that the berries' red pigment settled to the bottom of her juicer, and she wondered if it might be one of the carotenoids--a group of compounds that includes betacarotene.
However, research with betacarotene in pill form showed some adverse effects on health.
It is found in sweet potatoes, carrots or spinach in the form of betacarotene, or can be delivered via a quality supplement.
They are loaded with fibre, high in vitamins K, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C and E, betacarotene, potassium, lutein and good fats, making them great for skin and hair.
2 BASIL contains high levels of betacarotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin antioxidants.
For example, tomatoes stored in a bowl rather than the fridge can contain double the betacarotene and up to 20 times more lycopene - both of which have been linked to lowering rates of cancers.
Martin Evans, managing director of the Chantenay carrot growing co-operative Freshgro, said: "It has long been accepted that carrots are " very good for us, brimmingwith betacarotene and -bre and contributing to our -ve a day, but this research project will go much further in improving our knowledge and awareness of the health bene--ts of this group of root vegetables.
As part of the initiative, professional and consumer educational materials have been created to aid the understanding and relevance of the Eyebar formulation, which is based on the exact nutrients of the AREDS2 study, including lutein and zeaxanthin and excluding betacarotene.
These foods are rich in betacarotene, which is responsible for their orange colour.