car·​o·​tene | \ ˈker-ə-ˌtēn How to pronounce carotene (audio) , ˈka-rə-\

Definition of carotene

: any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (such as C40H56) that occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible to vitamin A — compare beta-carotene

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With about 80 calories per large peach, this fruit provides a handful of nutrients including vitamin C, beta carotene and potassium. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Peach-glazed chicken: Easy, one-skillet recipe is done in 30 minutes," 7 July 2019 Pick up a mix of walnuts and sunflower seeds for omega-3s, get a side of sweet potatoes for a Beta-carotene boost and add an avocado to a salad or sandwich, these healthy fats equal soft, supple skin. Essence, "5 Tips to Stage-Worthy, Festival Skin," 3 July 2019 Spinach is exceptionally rich in three carotenoids: beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Healthier version of spinach dip is perfect for summer party season," 14 June 2019 Also, adding fat to raw or steamed spinach helps to free up its beta-carotene content. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Spinach Is the Legit Superfood You Need in Your Life," 22 Mar. 2018 Protect against vision loss: Just one cup of kale has more than your whole day's worth of the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, which help shield ocular tissues from harmful UV damage and may reduce your risk of cataracts. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Kale Is Actually One of the Healthiest Things You Can Eat," 17 Dec. 2018 Popcorn That Speeds Your MetabolismChinatown eatery Dimes keeps their to-go clients coming back for a trio of popcorn recipes spiked with metabolism-boosting cayenne pepper, beta-carotene-rich spirulina, and anti-inflammatory turmeric. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Perfect Super Bowl Snack Exists—Now Here’s How To Eat It," 3 Feb. 2019 Because of their high levels of beta-carotene, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots are some of the best foods for your immune system and vision. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pumpkin-Carrot Soup," 7 Jan. 2019 Beta-carotene is a key component for glowing skin, increasing its healing ability by fighting infection and noticeable signs of inflammation. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crunchy carrots are a sweet bundle of nutrition," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of carotene

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carotene

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Late Latin carota carrot

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car·​o·​tene | \ ˈkar-ə-ˌtēn How to pronounce carotene (audio) \

Medical Definition of carotene

: any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (as C40H56) that commonly occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible in the body to vitamin A — see beta-carotene

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