Definition of "xanthophylls" []

  • Any of a group of yellow carotenoid pigments occurring in plant and animal tissue (noun)
  • Plural form of xanthophyll. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "(press release) (NaturalNews) Researchers from Ohio State University may have discovered a mechanism by which proteins known as xanthophylls help prevent against age-related vision loss, they reported in a study published in the"
  • "The yolk’s yellow color comes not from the vitamin-A precursor beta-carotene, the orange pigment in carrots and other plant foods, but from plant pigments called xanthophylls p. 267, which the hen obtains mainly from alfalfa and corn feeds."
  • "The green colors are yielding to oranges (carotenes) and yellows (xanthophylls) that are part of the pigment already in the leaf."