Understanding carotenoid esterification in cereals
Carotenoids are important micro-nutrients for humans present in fruits, vegetables and certain grains including bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). Several carotenoids including beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin provide provitamin A activity, whilst xanthophylls, including lutein and zeaxanthin, are essential for ocular and brain development, maintenance of cognitive function in elderly, as well as important for the prevention of a range of degenerative diseases including age-related macular...[Show more]
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