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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.
Alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta cryptoxanthin hold the promise of even greater antioxidant and anticancer activities.
Editor's note: To obtain high levels of alpha carotene you should include the following in your diet: pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, spinach, broccoli, green beans, barley, oats, and plant-based foods.
Carrots are rich in alpha carotene which cuts ovarian cancer risk.