Characteristics and properties of carotenoids
What are carotenoids?
Carotenoids are a very important group of organic pigments with antioxidant functions.
Types of carotenoids
These can be divided in two groups:
What are carotenes?
They are those carotenoids with a reddish-orange color.
Classes and properties of carotenes
Within carotenes we would have the following:
What are Xanthophylls?
They are those carotenoids that have a yellow and brown color.
Classes and properties of xanthophylls
Among the most important xanthophylls we would have the following:
More information about these components in the following chart:
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