Yellow maize with high b-carotene is an effective source of vitamin A in healthy Zimbabwean men 1 – 4

@inproceedings{Muzhingi2011YellowMW,
  title={Yellow maize with high b-carotene is an effective source of vitamin A in healthy Zimbabwean men 1 – 4},
  author={Tawanda Muzhingi and Tendekayi Henry Gadaga and Andrew Hlanganiso Siwela and Michael Andrew Grusak and Robert Russell and Guangwen Tang},
  year={2011}
}
Background: The bioconversion efficiency of yellow maize b-carotene to retinol in humans is unknown. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the vitamin A value of yellow maize b-carotene in humans. Design: High b-carotene–containing yellow maize was grown in a hydroponic medium with 23 atom% H2O during grain development. Yellow maize b-carotene showed the highest abundance of enrichment as [H9]b-carotene. Eight healthy Zimbabwean men volunteered for the study. On day 1 after a… CONTINUE READING