Carotenoids - Glossary


A large group of red/yellow/orange fat-soluble plant pigments that exert a variety of beneficial health effects.  Food sources of carotenoids include carrots, spinach, pumpkin, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon and kale. 

For more information, see the Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center.

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