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
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 . 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 . 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 . 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.
Citation: Abhisek Karn. “Potential role of Citrus Carotenoids on Human Health". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.3 (2020): 88-89.
Copyright: © 2020 Abhisek Karn. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.