beta-carotene

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beta-carotene:

see carotenecarotene
, long-chained, unsaturated hydrocarbon found as a pigment in many higher plants, particularly carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy vegetables. Carotene is thought to assist in trapping light energy for photosynthesis or to aid in chemical reduction.
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; antioxidantantioxidant,
substance that prevents or slows the breakdown of another substance by oxygen. Synthetic and natural antioxidants are used to slow the deterioration of gasoline and rubber, and such antioxidants as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and
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; Vitamin A under vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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Once someone varies their diet so they are not consuming so much betacarotene, the colour of the skin returns to normal.
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You mentioned betacarotene as being important for us and that you can find it in apricots.
They supply some of the antioxidant betacarotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and is thought to have cancer-fighting properties.
That long-awaited variety produces betacarotene, which can prevent vitamin A deficiency and blindness.
4 mg/day), followed by lutein + zeaxanthin (4 mg/day), betacarotene (2.
Mae 'na lawer o fitamin C a betacarotene hefyd mewn berwr dwr, ac mae'r rhain yn ddefnyddiol wrth gadw'r croen yn ifanc.
Studies at the University of Newcastle last year found organic milk has 50% more vitamin E than regular milk and 75% more betacarotene, which has been linked to reducing the risk of cancer.
Betacarotene gives carrots their orange color and may play an important role in decreasing the vitamin A deficiency prevalent in much of the world.
The betacarotene in the carrots helps the body do this.
NCarrots, tomatoes and apricots are a good source of betacarotene which is good to fight colds.