BETA CAROTENE

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by vijayadurga v, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. vijayadurga v

    vijayadurga v New Member

    Beta carotene has been used in high doses over several years without a single reported adverse effect. Some individuals develop a yellowing of skin called carotenodermia, but this is totally benign and reverses completely once the beta carotene is reduced or discontinued
     
  2. edz26

    edz26 Member

    When you say beta carotene it refers to our vision. Our body convert beta carotene into vitamin A as a precursor. Beta carotene in itself is not essential nutrient but the vitamin A. Carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach and fruits like cantaloupe and apricot are the good source of beta carotene.
     
  3. anokaaso

    anokaaso New Member

  4. anokaaso

    anokaaso New Member

    Beta carotene is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables.

    The name beta carotene comes from the Greek "beta" and Latin "carota" (carrot). It is the yellow/orange pigment that gives vegetables and fruits their rich colors. H. Wachenroder crystallized beta carotene from carrot roots in 1831, and came up with the name "carotene".
     

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