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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The bananas were developed by taking genes from a species of banana from Papua New Guinea, which is high in provitamin A but produces only small bunches, and combining it with a Cavendish banana, the high-yielding common banana species.
Orange sweet potato has high provitamin A and beta-carotene content [3,7,8], which makes biofortified sweet potato a suitable crop to help address inadequate vitamin A intake.
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.
The first study investigated if fresh avocado, when eaten with high beta-carotene tomato sauce, would promote the absorption of provitamin A carotenoids, and the conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A.
Results of multiple linear regression showed no significant differences in any provitamin A carotenoids between the two groups at baseline, after adjustment for age, and weight-for-height z-score.
The significant differences in provitamin A carotenoid but not concentrations in non-provitamin A carotenoid on day 7 according to anaemia status may shed some light on the role of these nutrients during malaria infection.
have engineered a tomato plant that contains altered proportions of carotenoids--specifically, elevated levels of beta-carotene provitamin A carotenoid.
Targets were set such that for preschool children 4-6 years old and for non-pregnant, non-lactating women of reproductive age, iron-biofortified beans and iron-biofortified pearl millet would provide approximately 60% of the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) for iron; zinc-biofortified wheat and zinc-biofortified rice would provide 60 to 80% of the EAR for zinc; and provitamin A biofortified maize, cassava and sweet potato would provide at least 50% of provitamin A.
Similarly, HarvestPlus and its partners have developed analytical methods for provitamin A carotenoid analysis in sweet potato, cassava, maize, and banana.
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A natural variation shows promise for increasing provitamin A in cassava roots using transgenic or conventional methods.
have engineered a tomato plant that contains altered proportions of carotenoids-specifically, elevated levels of beta-carotene provitamin A carotenoid.
Zambian hybrid maize varieties that dominate the maize seed and food markets do not contain significant amounts of provitamin A.
Roots are primarily white in color and contain no provitamin A.