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What Is alpha-Cryptoxanthin & What Foods Can I Find It In?

alpha-Cryptoxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment with provitamin A activity whose structure is very similar to that of beta-carotene.

alpha-Cryptoxanthin can be converted into active vitamin A by enzymatic activity in the small intestine.

Cryptoxanthin is a Natural Carotenoid

Cryptoxanthin is a natural carotenoid pigment.

It belongs to the class of organic compounds known as xanthophylls.

These are carotenoids containing an oxygenated carotene backbone. (source )

alpha-Cryptoxanthin is closely related to beta-carotene. (source )

alpha-Cryptoxanthin In The Body

alpha-Cryptoxanthin has been found in human milk, and ocular tissues.

But research is lacking, and little is known about the potential physiological role of alpha-Cryptoxanthin. (source )

Foods You Can Find alpha-Cryptoxanthin In

You find alpha-Cryptoxanthin mostly in and dairy and egg products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Whole Egg
  • Butter

Foods That Contain alpha-Cryptoxanthin In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain alpha-Cryptoxanthin.

Here's our short list of foods that contain alpha-Cryptoxanthin.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.