Carotenoid-Rich Bananas: A Potential Food Source for Alleviating Vitamin A Deficiency

@article{Englberger2003CarotenoidRichBA,
  title={Carotenoid-Rich Bananas: A Potential Food Source for Alleviating Vitamin A Deficiency},
  author={L. M. Englberger and Ian Darnton-Hill and Terry J Coyne and Maureen H. Fitzgerald and Geoffrey C. Marks},
  journal={Food and Nutrition Bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={303 - 318}
}
This review article points out that bananas are an important food for many people in the world. Thus, banana cultivars rich in provitamin A carotenoids may offer a potential food source for alleviating vitamin A deficiency, particularly in developing countries. Many factors are associated with the presently known food sources of vitamin A that limit their effectiveness in improving vitamin A status. Acceptable carotenoid-rich banana cultivars have been identified in Micronesia, and some… 
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