Of the three main natural classes of pigments, chlorophylls are the most widely distributed and the most important. Chlorophylls are the pigments responsible for photosynthesis, the fundamental life process that converts light energy into chemical energy. In the presence of light, carbohydrates and other organic compounds are produced from carbon dioxide and water, with molecular oxygen being liberated.


Chlorophyll Content Green Bean Chlorophyll Degradation Green Vegetable Brussels Sprout 
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