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Understanding carotenoid esterification in cereals

Watkins, Jacinta

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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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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186942
DOI: 10.25911/5de62c088d794

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