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Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene

C030/8035

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61.0 x 15.0 cm ⏐ 24.0 x 5.9 in (300dpi)

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PHIL DEGGINGER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PHIL DEGGINGER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Plant carotenoids are the primary dietary source of provitamin A worldwide, with β-Carotene as the most well-known provitamin A carotenoid. Carotene is the substance in carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes that colours them orange and is the most common form of carotene in plants. Absorption of β-Carotene is enhanced if eaten with fats, as carotenes are fat soluble.

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