Bioavailability and efficiency of provitamin A carotenoid conversion to vitamin A are dependent on many factors, such as dietary fat and fiber concentrations. We found that provitamin A carotenoids in orange-fleshed sweet potato were more efficiently converted to vitamin A in gerbils fed higher more dietary fat, while soluble fiber did not have an effect. Whole-food based strategies utilizing functional foods like biofortified carrots and sweet potato are growing in popularity because they have the potential to prevent chronic disease in addition to micronutrient deficiencies.food intake and assuming the diet had 50 nmol pC/g diet. ... using both a food processor and coffee grinder, homogenised with a mixer (Kitchenaid, St Joseph, MI, USA), and stored at a 80AdC ... controller and two 501 HPLC pumps (Milford, MA, USA) and a Rheodyne 7125 manual injector (Rheodyne Inc., Cotati, CA, USA).
|Title||:||Prevention of Vitamin A Malnutrition with Dietary Provitamin A Carotenoids|
|Author||:||Jordan P. Mills|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|