Sunday, February 5, 2012

So..what are carotenoids?

Carotenoids are naturally occurring compounds that give the deep orange, yellow and red colors to fruits and vegetables such as apricots, carrots and tomatoes, also abundant in dark green vegetables, such as spinach. The carotenoid colors are hidden by the plentiful green pigment chlorophyll.

Carotenoids have diverse biological functions such as improving immune function, enhancing vision and preventing cancer.

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