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Carotenoid

  • By: Susan T. Mayne
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Carotenoids are naturally occurring pigments that are found in plants and other photosynthetic organisms such as algae and some bacteria. Approximately 600 carotenoids have been identified, 50 of which are consumed by humans. The vital role that carotenoids play as accessory ...

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