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Food Sources of Carotenoids

  • Sara A. ArscottEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

Carotenoids are a class of ubiquitous yellow, orange, and red pigments found in nature and regarded as major contributors to the purported health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. They are an important source of vitamin A in many diets and may protect from development of degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration, cancer, and heart disease.

Keywords

Content Food Fruits Sources Variability Vegetables 

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  1. 1.Department of Nutritional SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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