News tagged with carotenoid

Specialty greens pack a nutritional punch

"Microgreens" is a marketing term used to describe edible greens which germinate from the seeds of vegetables and herbs and are harvested without roots at the seedling stage. The plants at the seedling stage ...

Jan 24, 2014 4 / 5 (2) 0

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 ...

Nov 04, 2009 not rated yet 0

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 ...

Apr 15, 2009 3 / 5 (1) 0