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Acta Pharm Hung. 2001 Oct;71(3):314-7.

[Carotenoid contents of herbal teas].

[Article in Hungarian]

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Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészségügyi Fóiskolai Kar, Dietetikus Szak, Pécs.

Abstract

Carotenoid composition of 14 herbal tea consumed by Herbaria was investigated by HPLC method. The main components were lutein (36-49%) cis-luteins (2-20%) and beta-carotene (3-25%). alpha- and beta-cryptoxanthin, alpha-carotene and some 5,6-epoxy-carotenoids (neoxanthin, violaxanthin, antheraxanthin) were detected. The chlorophyll content was also measured.

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