Category Archives: Carotenoids

Degradation of Carotenes in Tea Leaves

Tea leaves contains a number of phytochemicals that are degraded during the fermentation step to produce black tea. It has been suggested that these degradation products contribute significantly to the aroma and taste of black tea. A number of studies … Continue reading

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Carotenoids in Black Tea

Carotenoids are antioxidant pigments found in plants. Like many plants the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is a good source of carotenoids, and there is evidence that they are bioavailable from brewed green and white tea. Once consumed, the carotenoids pass … Continue reading

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Carotenoids In Tea: Beneficial Mood Effects

Evidence suggests that tea is a healthy drink. Tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant through decoction of the dried leaves in hot water. This process passes many of the phytochemicals from the leaves into the water, and many … Continue reading

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The Lycopene Content of Eggs

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Carotenoids in Tea

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Carotenoids and Anxiety

Antioxidants are thought to be protective of mood disorders including anxiety and depression. The reason for this may relate to the fact that inflammation is a leading causative agent in the development of mood disorders and the detrimental effects of … Continue reading

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The Carotenoid Content of Green and Black Tea

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Crocins from the Herb Saffron

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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Peppers (Capsicum annuum): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Peppers (Capsicum annuum; also commonly called capsicum) are a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family that include bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. They grow in a number of regions of the Word but are thought to be … Continue reading

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