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

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beta-Carotene is an important nutrient and antioxidant.

It's classified as a provitamin A.

Provitamin A is one of two forms of vitamin A in our diets.

By far the most important provitamin A carotenoid is beta-carotene.

The body can convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient.


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beta-Carotene Is An Important Carotenoid

beta-Carotene is sometimes called provitamin A.

It is the most prominent member of the group of carotenoids.

Carotenoids are the largest of the vitamin A subclasses. (source đź——)

beta-Carotene can be converted to vitamin A by enzymes in the intestinal wall and liver. (source đź——)

The bioavailability of provitamin A đź—— is lower than once believed. So it is difficult to fulfill the daily requirements through plant foods alone.

beta-Carotene In Food

beta-Carotene is a natural colorant and an important antioxidant that occurs in many foods. (source đź——)

It can be found in yellow, orange, and green leafy vegetables and fruits.

Foods You Can Find beta-Carotene In

You find beta-Carotene mostly in vegetable, spices and herb, and snack products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Sweet Red Peppers
  • Carrot
  • Paprika
  • Pepper
  • Grape Leaves
  • Chili Powder
  • Hot Chile Peppers

Foods That Contain beta-Carotene In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

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

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

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Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

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