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Plant source antioxidants

Plant source antioxidants provides a source of plant-derived antioxidants, including carotenoids, catechins, proanthocyanadins, and curcuminoids.

Carotenoids are naturally occurring pigments found in certain plants with potent antioxidant properties. They are also responsible for the orange, red, or yellow colouration of many fruits and vegetables. The role of carotenoids in plants is to quench free radicals formed during photosynthesis. The most common dietary carotenoids include beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene. Astaxanthin is a pink carotenoid derived from algae with powerful antioxidant properties.

Catechins are also known as flavanol monomers. Catechins are antioxidants, and are probably largely responsible for the reported antioxidant effects of green tea.

Proanthocyanadins are flavanol polymers with antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties, and are present in tea, apples, berries, red grapes and red wine.

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