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Chapter 19

Extraction of Carotenoids From Plants: A Focus on Carotenoids with Vitamin A Activity

Most dietary vitamin A is obtained from plants, and there are about 50 naturally occurring carotenoid compounds with vitamin A biological activity. These are the so-called provitamin A carotenoids (pVACs), which are broken down in the body to yield retinol, the active form of vitamin A (Yeum and Rus...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6