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Microbial aryl carotenoids as bioactive food ingredients
Published: 01 April 2013 by MDPI in Foods: Bioactives, Processing, Quality and Nutrition session Chemical and Nutritional Content of Foods
Abstract: Carotenoids are key compounds among bioactive food ingredients as they can act as colorants, antioxidants, and pro-vitamine A for some. They are suggested to play a role in the prevention of degenerative diseases. Focus is put here on aryl carotenoids which are only produced by microorganisms in Nature and are of special interest as they combine a polyenic chain with phenolic group(s).
Keywords: carotenoid; aryl carotenoid; multifunctional carotenoid; isorenieratene