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Profile of Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene and Lycopene in Guava, Tomatoes, Honey and Red Wine

@inproceedings{Nwaichi2015ProfileOA,
  title={Profile of Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene and Lycopene in Guava, Tomatoes, Honey and Red Wine},
  author={Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi and Lawrence C. Chuku and Ntongha Oyibo},
  year={2015}
}
Consumption of fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants has been reported to provide protection against a wide range of degenerative disease including ageing, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Ulbricht and Basch, 2005). The defensive effect of these natural antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are related to three major groups, vitamins, phenolics and carotenoids. Beta carotene and lycopene are carotenoids and they are known as lipophilic antioxidants (Halliwell, 1996). Food is… 
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