- n. Plural form of carotene.
“Leaves also have yellow to orange pigments called carotenes and xanthophylls, but these colors are overpowered by chlorophyll most of the year.”
“By feeding rats different carotenes, Brockman and Kuhn showed that alpha -, beta - and gamma-carotene were all broken down and converted into vitamin A in the liver.”
“Lederer's new techniques were simple in concept and dramatically effective in separating carotenes from other cellular material and chemicals used in his experiments.”
“Brockman and later Grundmann joined with them to examine carotenes from other plants for comparative studies and found that most of these plants contained primarily beta-carotene, while some, like carrots, had high levels alpha carotene in ratio to the beta - and gamma-carotenes.”
“The green colors are yielding to oranges (carotenes) and yellows (xanthophylls) that are part of the pigment already in the leaf.”
“You can also check product ingredient lists for beet, carotenes, annatto, capsanthin (a paprika extract) -- as all are natural colorants.”
“In addition to their skin rejuvenating and protective properties, the carotenes lutein and zeaxanthin also protect against eye degeneration caused by sunlight and other factors such as aging.”
“Numerous scientific studies show that oral supplementation with carotenes, especially lycopene and beta carotene improve skin structure, have powerful wound healing properties and offer great protection from damage caused by sunlight.”
“Eat your vegetables and fresh fruit including all orange, red and green leafy vegetables rich in carotenes including spinach, dark leafy greens, tomatoes, etc.”
“They quote the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as saying that the addition of full fat dressings promote the absorption lycopene, alpha and beta carotenes, all of which aid in protecting us from heart disease and some cancers.”
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