News tagged with carotenoid

Breeding better broccoli

Carotenoids—fat-soluble plant compounds found in some vegetables—are essential to the human diet and reportedly offer important health benefits to consumers. Plant carotenoids are the most important source of vitamin ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Feather color is more than skin deep

Where do birds get their red feathers from? According to Esther del Val, from the National History Museum in Barcelona, Spain, and her team, the red carotenoids that give the common crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) its red coloration ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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