Bioavailability and Bioconversion of Carotenoids

Castenmiller, J. J. M. and West, C. E. (1998) Bioavailability and Bioconversion of Carotenoids. Annual Review of Nutrition, 18 (19). p. 38.

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Factors that influence the bioavailability of carotenoids and their bioconversion to retinol are species of carotenoids, molecular linkage, amount of carotenoids consumed in a meal, matrix in which the carotenoid is incorporated, effectors of absorption and bioconversion, nutrient status of the host, genetic factors, hostrelated factors, and mathematical interactions. In this paper, current knowledge of these factors is examined. Although data are not sufficiently comparable to allow an extensive systematic comparison of results, a number of conclusions can be drawn from the information available.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper was prepared with financial support from the Commission of the European Communities, Agriculture and Fisheries (FAIR) specific RTD programme CT95-0158
Uncontrolled Keywords: carotenes, absorption, vitamin A, retinol, conversion factors
Author Affiliation: Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 09:01
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 09:02

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