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Synonyms for carotene

an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants

yellow or orange-red fat-soluble pigments in plants

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Among individual carotenoids, alpha carotene, beta carotene, and lycopene were significantly protective.
The antioxidant nutrients that comprised the study index were lutein, zeaxanthin, alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lycopene, vitamins C and E, zinc, and selenium.
Alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta cryptoxanthin hold the promise of even greater antioxidant and anticancer activities.
of the 50 to 60 other carotenoids in our food supply, researchers have been focusing particularly on alpha carotene (in carrots, for example), lycopene (in red fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and red peppers), beta cryptoxanthin (in oranges), and lutein and its close relative zeaxanthin (in broccoli and leafy greens, especially kale).