Influence of chromoplast morphology on carotenoid bioaccessibility of carrot, mango, papaya, and tomato.

@article{Schweiggert2012InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of chromoplast morphology on carotenoid bioaccessibility of carrot, mango, papaya, and tomato.},
  author={Ralf M. Schweiggert and Dominik Mezger and Franziska Schimpf and Christof B Steingass and Reinhold Carle},
  journal={Food chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={2736-42}
}
Based on the observation of outstanding dissimilarities of the morphology of pigment-containing chromoplasts in nutritionally important carotenoid sources, the bioaccessibility (BA) of carotenoids from edible portions of carrot, mango, papaya, and tomato was compared using an in vitro digestion model. While carrot and tomato contained large carotenoid crystals clearly visible by light microscopy, mango and papaya contained different types of carotenoid-bearing structures. Particularly… CONTINUE READING