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Chapter 10

Provitamin A Carotenoids: Occurrence, Intake and Bioavailability

Carotenoids range, together with terpenoids, among the most prevalent, lipid-soluble secondary plant metabolites. In plants, carotenoids are often affiliated with the light-harvesting complexes, preventing the photo-oxidation of chlorophyll, and also absorbing light in the 450–500 nm region, closing...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6