Lutein and zeaxanthin
Date:Aug 28, 2017
Lutein and zeaxanthin are important nutrients.
Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenoid alcohols found innature. It is important in the xanthophyll cycle. Synthesized in plants andsome micro-organisms, it is the pigment that gives paprika, corn, saffron, wolfberries, and many other plants and microbes their characteristic color
Lutein is a xanthophyll and one of 600 known naturally occurringcarotenoids. Lutein is synthesized only by plants and like otherxanthophylls is found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such asspinach, kale and yellow carrots. In green plants, xanthophylls act tomodulate light energy and serve as non-photochemical quenching agentsto deal with triplet chlorophyll, which is overproduced at very high lightlevels, during photosynthesis.
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