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“Our initial findings show that a greater level of carotenoids from a novel high beta-carotene tomato variety are absorbed and converted to vitamin A when consumed with Hass avocados compared to no avocados,” said Dr. Schwartz. “Hass avocados seem to have a natural ability to boost the body’s absorption, conversion and delivery of more nutrients.”

-Dr. Steven Schwartz, Functional Foods Professor, Carl E Haas Endowed Chair, and Rachel Kopec, PhD graduate student at the Ohio State University, presenting preliminary findings from their study looking at whether carotenoids (specifically beta-carotene) in foods are better absorbed into the body when eaten in combination with one Hass avocado.