Carotenoid pigments provide fruits and flowers with distinctive red, orange and yellow colours as well as a number of aromas, which make them commercially important in agriculture, food, health and the cosmetic industries. Carotenoids comprise a large family of C40 polyenes that are critical for the survival of plants and animals alike. β-carotene and its derivatives contain unmodified β-ionone groups, which serve as precursors for vitamin A and are therefore essential dietary components for...[Show more]
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