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What Is trans-beta-Carotene?

trans-beta-Carotene is one type of beta-Carotene and a member of the provitamin A family. trans-beta-Carotene is a common carotene in nature. Just like beta-Carotene does it work as an antioxidant.

It’s believed that all-trans-β-carotene is the most important of about 20 carotenoids present in the blood plasma.

Different Types Of beta-Carotene

There are several different types of beta-Carotene, like trans-beta-Carotene, 9-cis beta-Carotene, 13-cis beta-Carotene. But the trans-beta-Carotene is the predominant isomer in many fresh fruits and vegetables. (source 🗗)

trans-beta-Carotene is the most suitable and important precursor for vitamin A. (source 🗗)

More Bioavalible

trans-beta-Carotene is more bioavailable than the other types of beta-carotene. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out trans-beta-Carotene

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