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Yellow corn has some vitamin C, as well as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
The other variant, BCDO2, is involved in beta-carotene processing, which causes the chicken skin to be yellow instead of white or grey.
Carrot juice is rich in beta carotene and vitamin A.
There are all manner of flowers still in bloom and the carrots still left are adding carotene and getting even sweeter every day!
Naturally occurring pigments in the plant such as beta-carotene (orange) give these heads their intriguing hue and offer a slightly greater phytonutrient content than white versions.
As Ricki Lewis writes for the PLOS DNA Science Blog, variations in two genes in particular made for better chickens: the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and the beta-carotene influencing gene BCDO2.
Red peppers are packed with nutrients, especially beta-carotene and vitamin C.
Zucchini skin contains beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant.
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Origin and Etymology of carotene
First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
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