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Characterisation of carotenoid content in diverse local sweet potato (ipomoea batatas) flesh tubers

Hussein, Suhair and Othman, Rashidi and Jaswir, Irwandi and Jamal, Parveen (2015) Characterisation of carotenoid content in diverse local sweet potato (ipomoea batatas) flesh tubers. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 347-351. ISSN 0975-1491

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Abstract

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is one of the most important food crops in the world. Sweet potato is rich with carotenoids and pro-vitamin A. Carotenoids compounds are commonly found in fruits and vegetables and are responsible for yellow, orange, and red pigmentations. Carotenoids are antioxidants compounds with pharmaceutical and medicinal benefits. Carotenoids such as α-carotene and β-carotene react as provitamin A in the human body, while lutein and zeaxanthin are two major components of the macular pigment of the retina.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3842/43481
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet potato, α-carotene, β-carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP934 Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 08:50
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 16:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43481

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