A method for analysis of carotenoid pigments in peanut oil is described. The major carotenoid pigments found in peanut oil were beta-carotene and lutein. A sample of oil from immature peanuts contained 60 µg of beta-carotene and 138 µg of lutein per liter of oil. The total carotenoid concentration in oil from mature peanuts appears to be less than 1 µg per liter of oil.
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