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Encapsulation and Stabilization of β-Carotene in Amaranth Matrices Obtained by Dry and Wet Assisted Ball Milling
Amaranth starchy fractions have recently awakened interest from the industry, mainly due to its potential functional characteristics. The encapsulating efficiencies of starch-enriched fraction (SEF) and native starch (NS) ...
Endogenous carotenoid concentrations in cancerous and non-cancerous tissues of gastric cancer patients in Korea
Carotenoid concentrations were measured in serum and in both non-cancerous and cancerous gastric mucosal tissues of Korean patients with gastric cancer (n = 18). Carotenoids in serum and gastric tissue were extracted with ...
Reaction of β-carotene with nitrite anion in a homogeneous acid system. An electron paramagnetic resonance and ultraviolet-visible study
Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy was applied to characterize and to measure the concentration of β-carotene dissolved in a dioxane and water mixture. The reaction of β-carotene in the presence of nitrite anion and acid ...
β-carotene and other carotenoids as antioxidants
Carotenoids are natural pigments which are synthesized by plants and are responsible for the bright colors of various fruits and vegetables. There are several dozen carotenoids in the foods that we eat, and most of these ...
Carotenoid composition of Brazilian fruits and vegetables
Brazil has a wide diversity of food sources of carotenoids. The updated Brazilian database consists of more than 270 items of fruits, vegetables and their prepared and processed products. The database demonstrates variations ...