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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Yes, apricots are packed full of betacarotene and other goodies.
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The huge (relatively speaking) amounts of betacarotene, vitamin C and Vitamin E they contain help protect you from cataracts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even asthma.
Nutrition Tip Eating just one carrot a day gives you all the betacarotene you need.
However, research with betacarotene in pill form showed some adverse effects on health.
8 m of venture capital to produce natural betacarotene product.
Natural butter flavor gives the spread a buttery taste, and betacarotene gives it a pale yellow color.
It is found in sweet potatoes, carrots or spinach in the form of betacarotene, or can be delivered via a quality supplement.
It also tends to be higher in Vitamin E and betacarotene, which improves its overall nutrient profile.
SERVE YOUR VEG WITH SOME FAT "Serving vegetables with a small amount of fat makes it easier for the body to absorb vitamins A, D, E and K, plus some phytochemicals like betacarotene," says Fiona.
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