Pro-vitamin A Maize

With the exception of vitamin B12, yellow maize contains many important vitamins, with provitamin A, carotenoids and vitamin E the predominant fat-soluble vitamins in their kernels. However, in Africa, white maize is the predominant food maize and provitamin A carotenoids are absent in its kernels. As a result, populations without access to a diversified diet in general chronically suffer from vitamin A deficiency. Chronically insufficient vitamin A intake is the main cause of blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections. In pregnant women, vitamin A deficiency causes night blindness and increases the risk of maternal mortality. The benefits of High Provitamin A Maize are protecting the eyes from night blindness and age-related decline, supports a Healthy Immune system and may also lower your risk of certain cancers.