Source of Vitamin A, B6 and C. Also contains Vitamin E and Thiamine
Vitamin A plays a role in maintaining vision, immune function and skin health. It is also important for bone metabolism and the production of blood cells.
Vitamin C has a number of important body functions. It helps produce collagen (a cement that helps with the structure of muscles, vascular tissues, bones and cartilage). It also contributes to healthy teeth and gums, aids wound healing, fights infection, and is necessary for iron absorption (another reason for having tamarillo sauce or chutney with red meats).
Vitamin B6 helps maintain normal nerve function and also acts in the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is also required for the chemical reactions needed to digest proteins, the higher the protein intake, the greater the need for vitamin B6.
Vitamin E covers a group of fat-soluble compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Alpha-tocopherol is the most common and biologically active. Its main functions are as an important antioxidant. It also provides dietary support for healthy heart, lung, prostate and digestive tract function.