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Beta-cryptoxanthin
Phytochemical Info Center

Beta-cryptoxanthin   Yellow/Orange

Beta-cryptoxanthin is one of the pro-vitamin A carotenoids. It can be converted in the body to an active form of vitamin A, a nutrient important for vision, immune function, and skin and bone health. Beta-cryptoxanthin has about half the vitamin A activity of the major vitamin A precursor, beta-carotene. In addition, beta-cryptoxanthin acts as an antioxidant in the body. Beta-cryptoxanthin is found primarily in yellow/orange fruits and vegetables, such as:

pumpkin
papayas
tangerines
carrots
peaches
oranges

 

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