Sixteen different provitamin
A biofortified maize hybrids were introduced and evaluated at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan in collaboration with International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)-Pakistan under USAID-funded Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan.
A RETENTION IN BIOFORTFIED CROPS IN AFRICA
Although it is a derivative of Vitamin B5, pathenol is considered a provitamin
of pantothenic acid and alcohol.
Compared to a tomato sauce meal without avocado, the addition of oneavocado (150 g), more than quadrupled (4.6 times) the conversion of provitamin
A to vitamin A.
This means that both melons appear to be comparable sources of dietary provitamin
A for humans, on par with carrots, which are known to be a major source of provitamin
Carrots contain beta-carotene, also known as provitamin
A, not preformed vitamin A.
Poor diets may also contain few fruits and a limited variety of vegetables and, therefore, low amounts of B-carotene (provitamin
A), folic acid, and vitamin C.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are now used in the production of pharmaceutical drugs, gene therapy, and golden rice (containing provitamin
A was calculated according to the new conversion factor (IOM, 2001), in which 12 [micro]g of [beta]-carotene and 24 [micro]g of [alpha]-carotene, [alpha]-cryptoxanthin and [beta]-cryptoxanthin correspond to 1 RAE (retinol activity equivalent).
The micronutrient with provitamin
A activity occurs naturally in carrots.
By combining colour, ProVitamin
A activity and antioxidant properties, CaroCare Nat.
The soft lens, all-in-one solution, contains carnosine, an antioxidant that supports the natural defence mechanism of the cornea against harmful free radicals and Provitamin
B5 (Dexpanthenol) which cares, supports and protects regeneration of damaged corneal cells.