Phytochemical Info Center
Carotenoids are fat-soluble phytochemicals with a Vitamin-A-like structure that have strong
antioxidant and other potentially protective properties.
Carotenoids are found in many fruits and vegetables. Although there are more than 600 carotenoids,
six account for most of those found in the human diet: alpha-carotene,
beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene,
lutein and zeaxanthin.
May lower risk for cardiovascular disease (refs. 1-12)
May lower risk of several types of cancer (refs. 13-27)
May lower risk of age-related eye diseases (cataracts,
Check out the USDA database at www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/
to find out the carotenoid content of foods and beverages.
Carotenoids and Disease Prevention
May promote lung health and protect against asthma (refs. 33-34)
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