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  • n. A xanthophyll pigment (a hydroxy derivative of carotene) that occurs widely in nature.


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crypto- +‎ xanthin


  • The antioxidant brigade is led by Vitamin C, followed by dogged foot-soldiers including beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, quercitin, ferulic acid and kaempferol, all of which not only fight cancer but assist the body in its detoxification activities.

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  • Calcium, vitamin C and beta cryptoxanthin (BC) are also beneficial skin health nutrients.

    Skin Care and Healing Hands.

  • The cryptoxanthin in mangoes, oranges and papayas seems to decrease the risk of cervical cancer.

    A Prescriptive Palette

  • Green Capsicums contain lutein and zeaxanthin which help age-related eye problems, Orange Capsicums contain beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin which help reduce the risk of developing emphysema and lung cancer while Red Capsicums contain lycopene and beta-cryptoxane.

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  • Pink and red grapefruit are colored by lycopene, and red sweet oranges by a mixture of lycopene and beta-carotene and by cryptoxanthin.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • A serving of fresh papaya has roughly 15 times the beta-cryptoxanthin of an orange. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Papaya - 15 times more beta-cryptoxanthin than oranges

    Home | Mail Online

  • Three carotenoids were measured by McGraw - lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin - all of which are sold in health food stores around the world.


  • Oranges are rich in the antioxidant beta-cryptoxanthin (the pigment that gives them their brilliant hue).

  • When current smokers were evaluated, those who were also in the group consuming the most cryptoxanthin-rich foods were found to have a 37\% lower risk of lung cancer compared to smokers who ate the least of these health-protective foods.

    The World's Healthiest Foods


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