Carotenoids - Phytochemicals

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Carotenoids are all around us


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  • 1. 
    Carotenoids are
    • A. 

      A group of non nutrient plant compounds

    • B. 

      A group of highly coloured plant compounds that have been shown to have vitamin A activity

  • 2. 
    What is the most well known and understood of the carotenoids
    • A. 

      Alpha carotene

    • B. 

      Beta carotene

    • C. 

      Zeananthin

    • D. 

      Lycopene

    • E. 

      Beta-crytoxanthin

  • 3. 
    Which is the vitamin A found in cartenoids
    • A. 

      Provitamin A

    • B. 

      Prevatimin A

  • 4. 
    Carotenoids can be primarily stored in
    • A. 

      Adipose tissue

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Adrenals

    • D. 

      Testes

  • 5. 
    Cartenoids that are not converted to vitamin A in the liver are transported to target tissues as part of
    • A. 

      HDL

    • B. 

      LDL

    • C. 

      VLDL

  • 6. 
    Carotenoids are first released from proteins in the stomach and then require
    • A. 

      HCI

    • B. 

      Bile

    • C. 

      Fat

  • 7. 
    Which is absorbed better
    • A. 

      Proformed vitamin A from carotenoids

    • B. 

      Preformed vitamin A

  • 8. 
    A deficiency in ____________ reduces the rate at which carotenoids can be converted to Vitamin A
    • A. 

      Glucose

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Protein

  • 9. 
    What are the functions of carotenoids , tick all that apply
    • A. 

      Vitamin A precursors

    • B. 

      Antioxidants

    • C. 

      Prevention of diseases, heart, auto-immune, cancers

    • D. 

      Eye disorders

    • E. 

      Enhance immune system

  • 10. 
    Which food sources belong to the compound alpha- carotene
    • A. 

      Carrots

    • B. 

      Spinach

    • C. 

      Pumpkin

    • D. 

      Parsley

    • E. 

      Red capsicum

  • 11. 
    Which food sources belong to the compound beta- carotene
    • A. 

      Carrot

    • B. 

      Pumpkins

    • C. 

      Apricots

    • D. 

      Rockmelons

    • E. 

      Guava

  • 12. 
    Which food sources belong to the compound lycopene
    • A. 

      Tomatoes

    • B. 

      Watermelon

    • C. 

      Pink grapefruit

    • D. 

      Broccoli

  • 13. 
    Which food sources belong to the compound lutein
    • A. 

      Mangos

    • B. 

      Spinach

    • C. 

      Kale

    • D. 

      Broccoli

    • E. 

      Brussel sprouts

  • 14. 
    Which food sources belong to the compound Cryptoxanthin
    • A. 

      Passionfruit

    • B. 

      Yellow squash

    • C. 

      Nectarines

    • D. 

      Tangerines

    • E. 

      Cos lettuce

  • 15. 
    Which food sources belong to the compound Zeaxanthin
    • A. 

      Spinach

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Cos lettuce

    • D. 

      Watermelon

    • E. 

      Tangeries

  • 16. 
    Do carotenoids from food cause vitamin a toxicity
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    If you have too much carrot or tomato juice what can occur
    • A. 

      Hypercarotenaemia

    • B. 

      Stomach cramps

    • C. 

      Vitamin A toxicity

  • 18. 
    How much does provitamin A provide of the typical american diet
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      One third

    • C. 

      Two thirds

    • D. 

      Ten percent

  • 19. 
    Carotenoids are more bioavailable from
    • A. 

      Raw food

    • B. 

      Cooked food

    • C. 

      Equally the same

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are actions of carotenoids
    • A. 

      Antioxidant

    • B. 

      Anti cancer

    • C. 

      May prevent alzheimers

    • D. 

      May reduce arthritis

    • E. 

      Migranes

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