Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 3

Potential role of Citrus Carotenoids on Human Health

Abhisek Karn*

Institute of Food science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

*Corresponding Author: Abhisek Karn, Institute of Food science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

Received: January 29, 2020; Published: February 20, 2020

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  There are many crucial metabolites present in Citrus fruits, carotenoids are one of them; mostly identified in peels and pulps. The carotenoids pigments are C40 isoprenoid with yellow, orange and red in colour [1]. Moreover, till to date more than 600 pigments of carotenoids were reported, in which 115 carotenoids were obtained in citrus fruits including β-carotene, α-carotene, lycopene, lutein, β-cryptoxanthin and others [2]. Multiple studies have reported that consumptions of such carotenoid compounds are essential due to its antioxidant effects which lowers the risk of low density lipoprotein, heart disease, eye disease, as well as in cancer [3]. Further, research evidence suggest that almost 80% of vitamin A consumed by the human body were the consequence conversion of crucial bioactive components such as α and β carotenes in daily diets to promote human health.

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Citation

Citation: Abhisek Karn. “Potential role of Citrus Carotenoids on Human Health". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.3 (2020): 88-89.




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