One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A substance which is converted into a vitamin within an organism.
- ‘Beta carotene, a provitamin found in plants and their pigments, is a benign source of vitamin A and is an antioxidant with possible anticarcinogenic properties.’
- ‘However, the Inuit population infrequently consumes vegetables in general, including certain yellow and green ones that contain provitamin A carotene.’
- ‘The study supports the recommendation of a safe limit to the amount of vitamin A intake for women and confirms that toxicity is not a concern with provitamins such as beta-carotene.’
- ‘It is a fat-soluble substance that is divided into retinol and provitamin A. Retinol is the active form of vitamin A usually found in animal products, while provitamin A is found in fruits and vegetables.’
- ‘Sweet potatoes are also an excellent source of provitamin A, which the body converts into vitamin A.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.