Peanut butter increases the bioavailability and bioconversion of kale β-carotene to vitamin A




Tawanda Muzhingi;Kyung-Jin Yeum;Odilia Bermudez;Guangwen Tang;Andrew Hlanganiso Siwela

Key Words

kale ; vitamin A ; carotenoids ; lutein ; deuterium ; peanut butter


Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

26卷6期(2017 / 09 / 19)

Page #

1039 - 1047

Content Language


Chinese Abstract

Background and Objectives: Kale is a rich source of provitamin A- β-carotene. This study used intrinsically labeled kale [^2H_9] β-carotene to determine the effect of peanut butter on the bioconversion of kale β-carotene to vitamin A in preschool children. Methods and Study Design: Preschool children (n=37; age 12-36 mo) were randomly assigned to 50 g cooked kale (1.5 mg β-carotene content) with either 33 g peanut butter (PBG) or with 16 g lard (LG) and a reference dose of 1 mg [^(13)C_(10)] retinyl acetate capsule. Blood samples were processed to serum and analyzed by Negative Chemical Ionization-Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (NCI-GCMS) for the enrichments of [^2H] retinol from kale [^2H_9] β-carotene and [^(13)C_(10)] retinol from reference dose. Results: The area under curves (AUCs) of molar enrichment at days 1, 2, 3, 6, 15, and 21 after the labeled doses was 56.3±10.5 and 84.8±16.2 (nmole) for [^2H] retinol from LG and PBG kale [^2H_9] β-carotene, respectively. The AUC of [^(13)C_(10)] retinol from reference dose was 432.6±54.9 (LG) and 560.3±156.7 (nmole) (PBG), respectively. The calculated β- carotene conversion factors were 13.4±3.1 and 11.0±3.9 to 1 (p>0.05) by weight for LG and PBG, respectively. Conclusions: This study showed that peanut butter enhances the vitamin A value of kale.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 預防保健與衛生學