provitamin A

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Synonyms for provitamin A

an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants

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6 times) the conversion of provitamin A to vitamin A.
Provitamin A carotenoids, like alpha- and beta-carotene, impart the orange and yellow colors to many fruits and vegetables.
6 times) the conversion of provitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form).
A team of plant geneticists and crop scientists pioneers an economical approach to the selective breeding of corn that can boost levels of provitamin A, the precursors that are converted to vitamin A upon consumption.
The women's version of Shinyou, which means "confidence" in Japanese, contains apple, pear, grape, citrus and carrot juices, providing biotin, folic acid, vitamins C and E and provitamin A.
In addition, a deficiency of beta-carotene, which is a provitamin A carotenoid, can lead to blindness and premature death.