GB Living Organisms

Plants contain a variety of sterols like stigmasterol, ergosterol, sitosterol etc., Which very closely resemble cholesterol. These plant sterols are referred as:

  1. Phytosterols
  2. Calciferols
  3. Ergocalciferols
  4. Lumisterols


Phytosterols, which encompass plant sterols and stanols, are steroid compounds similar to cholesterol which occur in plants. Calciferol or ergocalciferol is vitamin D2. Lumisterol is a compound that is part of the vitamin D family of steroid compounds.

The correct option is A.