Stability of carotenoids in Scenedesmus almeriensis biomass and extracts under various storage conditions.

@article{CernGarca2010StabilityOC,
  title={Stability of carotenoids in Scenedesmus almeriensis biomass and extracts under various storage conditions.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Cer{\'o}n-Garc{\'i}a and Inmaculada Campos-P{\'e}rez and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Mac{\'i}as-S{\'a}nchez and Ruperto Bermejo-Rom{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Fern{\'a}ndez-Sevilla and Emilio Molina-Grima},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={6944-50}
}
Scenedesmus almeriensis biomass is a source of carotenoids, particularly lutein, and is considered to be promising as an alternative source to marigold. One key question concerning alternative sources of lutein is the loss of carotenoids that takes place between harvesting and processing, which in the case of marigold is frequently up to 50%. The work described here involved a study into the stability of the main carotenoids (lutein, violaxanthin, and beta-carotene), as well as other components… CONTINUE READING