Beta Carotene is a carotenoid compound responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their orange pigment. A powerful antioxidant, beta carotene has been found to help protect against cancer and aging (however beta-carotene supplements can increase lung cancer risk for smokers). Beta-carotene is a fat soluble vitamin, so eating the following foods with a fat like olive oil or nuts can help absorption. Below is a list high beta carotene foods, click here for high beta carotene foods by nutrient density, and here for an extended list of beta carotene rich foods
Other Dark Green Leafy Vegetables High in Beta-carotene (amount per cup, cooked): Kale (10625μg), Mustard Greens (10360μg), Collard Greens (8575μg), Beet Greens (6610μg), Turnip Greens (6588μg), Swiss Chard (6391μg), and Pak Choi (4333μg). Raw dark leafy greens are also great sources of beta-carotene.
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