Beta-carotene rich pure line of tomato with yellow-orange fruit colour

Authors

  • Ankur Agarwal Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), DRDO, Min. of Defence, Govt. of India, Haldwani, Uttarakhand -263139 Author
  • Om Prakash Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), DRDO, Min. of Defence, Govt. of India, Haldwani, Uttarakhand -263139 Author
  • SK Dwivedi Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), DRDO, Min. of Defence, Govt. of India, Haldwani, Uttarakhand -263139 Author
  • Madhu Bala Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), DRDO, Min. of Defence, Govt. of India, Haldwani, Uttarakhand -263139 Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61180/

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Abstract

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is the second most
consumed vegetable around the world with a production
of 159.02 mt from 4.73 mha area (Vanitha et al. 2013).
According to FAO, it is a part of healthy and balanced
diet with per capita consumption of 19 kg per year.
Tomato provides vitamins C and B with minor quantities
of E and A, minerals and carotenoids which acts as
antioxidants. According to FAO, Vitamin A deficiency is
public health problem in >118 countries. Tomatoes have
red colour carotenoid, it is not utilized biologically as
provitamin-A as is beta-carotene 

Published

2018-06-30

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Section

Short Communication

How to Cite

Beta-carotene rich pure line of tomato with yellow-orange fruit colour. (2018). Vegetable Science, 45(01), 121-123. https://doi.org/10.61180/

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