Carotenoid absorption from salad and salsa by humans is enhanced by the addition of avocado or avocado oil.

@article{Unlu2005CarotenoidAF,
  title={Carotenoid absorption from salad and salsa by humans is enhanced by the addition of avocado or avocado oil.},
  author={Nuray Z. Unlu and Torsten Bohn and Steven K. Clinton and Steven J Schwartz},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={135 3},
  pages={
          431-6
        }
}
Dietary lipids are hypothesized to be an important factor for carotenoid bioavailability. However, most carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables are low in lipids. The objective of this study was to assess whether the addition of avocado fruit as a lipid source enhances carotenoid absorption in humans. Healthy subjects (n = 11/study) were recruited for 2 crossover, postprandial studies. The effect of avocado addition (150 g) to salsa on lycopene and beta-carotene absorption was examined in Study 1… CONTINUE READING
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