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Beta-carotene
Phytochemical Info Center

 

Beta-carotene   Green Yellow/Orange

Beta-carotene is probably the most familiar and well-studied of the carotenoids. It is a potent antioxidant as well as a major precursor for Vitamin A, a nutrient important for vision, immune function, and skin and bone health. Beta-carotene is found primarily in yellow/orange fruits and vegetables and dark green leafy vegetables such as:

pumpkin
sweet potato
carrots
winter squash
cantaloupe
apricots
spinach
collard greens
kale
broccoli

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