Definition of carotenoid
: any of various usually yellow to red pigments (such as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic polyene chain composed of eight isoprene units
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But Pellegrini says their healthiest component may be carotenoids, the pigment that gives carrots (and many other vegetables) such splashy, vibrant colors.
Water-dense cucumbers and creamy avocado, a fruit loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory carotenoids, are blended into a refreshing soup and topped with an easy tomato relish.
Often called mesclun (MEHS-kluhn), mixed baby greens or gourmet salad mix, these dark leafy lettuce greens provide an ample supply of carotenoids.
The plant has gained traction for its richness in micro-nutrients, including chlorophyll and carotenoids, which give it its intense hue.
During their time in the ocean — about two years, usually — the salmon spend time eating phytoplankton and krill, filled with carotenoids containing antioxidants and pigments that give their flesh its characteristic hue.
Researchers think that increasing these carotenoids is sort of like adding sunglasses for the retina.
Carotenoids are yellow to red pigments found in plants.
Corn happens to be an excellent source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which research finds are critical to maintaining eye health.
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Medical Definition of carotenoid
: any of various usually yellow to red pigments (as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic polyene chain composed of eight isoprene units
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