cryptoxanthin


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cryp·to·xan·thin

(krip'tō-zan'thin),
A carotenoid (specifically, a xanthophyll) yielding 1 mol of vitamin A per mole of cryptoxanthin.Found in many fruits and berries.

cryptoxanthin

A natural carotenoid pigment and provitamin A, which is found in mangos, orange rind, papaya, tangerines, egg yolk, butter and apples, and has retinoid activity.

Unfolding data suggest that beta cryptoxanthin may play a role in carcinogenesis, with increased consumption linked to a reduced risk of lung cancer and an increased risk of high-grade glioma of the brain.

cryptoxanthin

(krip?to-zan'thin)
A natural carotenoid pigment found in foods, such as orange and orange rind, papaya, egg yolk, butter, and apples. It can be converted to Vitamin A in the body.
Synonym: beta cryptoxanthin.
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