Study title and authors:
Beta-carotene accumulation in serum and skin.
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8424385?dopt=Abstract&holding=npg
The study found that a single 51-mg dose of beta-carotene given in the absence of dietary fat resulted in no detectable change in serum beta-carotene. The same dose administered with 200 g fat increased serum beta-carotene 2.5-fold at 40 hours.
The author concluded that: "the data indicated that beta-carotene absorption requires dietary fat and is enhanced by administering with meals".
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Mustard Marinated Steaks
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15ml/1tbsp white wine vinegar
30ml/2tbsp olive oil
45ml/3tbsp Dijon mustard
15-30ml/1-2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
1.In a large shallow bowl combine the marinade ingredients together. Add the steaks and coat on both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
2.Brush the excess marinade mixture from the steaks and cook under a preheated moderate grill for 8-12 minutes, turning occasionally.
|Mustard Marinated Steaks|