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What Is alpha-Carotene & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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alpha-Carotene is a member of the group of carotenoids.

alpha-Carotene is the second most common form of carotene.

The first is beta-carotene. alpha-Carotene and beta-carotene are provitamin A carotenoids.

It means that they can convert in the body to vitamin A.

alpha-Carotene produces half the vitamin A that beta-carotene does.


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The Three Most Common Carotenoids

alpha-Carotene is the second most common form of carotenoids.

alpha-Carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin are all primarily regarded as precursors of vitamin A. (source đź——)

These three carotenoids are common in orange-, yellow-, and green colored fruits and vegetables such as carrot, pumpkin, apricot, sweet potato, and beans. (source đź——)

Foods You Can Find alpha-Carotene In

You find alpha-Carotene mostly in vegetable products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Carrots
  • Carrot Juice
  • Sweet Red Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Calabaza

Foods That Contain alpha-Carotene In Our Nutrition Tool

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If you are interested in what foods contain the most alpha-Carotene we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain alpha-Carotene.

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.