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    how are cartenoids extracted?


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      In what context? Do you mean when you eat vegetables? Or in a lab for analysis?

      I think they are generally fat/oil soluble, if that helps.


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      in a lab for analysis. More towards how they are used to create "vitamins". vitamin C pills, omega 3 etc. I mean do they boil for hours or something how do you refine vitamin c from a carrot?
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      Can't really help much. Not an area I know a lot about, but I thought vitamin A was the only vitamin derived from a carotenoid (beta carotene, specifically). Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, not a carotenoid. Omega 3 are a class of fatty acids, again nothing to do with carotenoids.
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      lutein? thanks for the info cant say i know much about it myself just reading packaging
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      What about it? Yes, it is carotenoid but not related to any vitamins, as far as I know.
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      just part of one of the vitamin supplements hence the question about how cartenoids are extracted and find their way into pills. Ascorbic acid, omega 3 refinement etc apparently ascorbic acid is dervied from a sugar (ascorbic di-ketone) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketone#section_3 fascinating figuring out how stuff works
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      You probably need someone with experience of industrial chemistry.

      The starting point for ascorbic acid synthesis is glucose ... but it is a pretty complicated process involving several stages.
      Ascorbic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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      pretty complicated
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