A Few of Mother Nature’s Best Carotenoid-Rich Foods


There are more than 600 carotenoids, including beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta cryptoxanthin. They are pigments in produce, responsible for red, orange and yellow hues. In general, the richer and deeper the color of a fruit or vegetable, the higher its carotenoid content.

  • Apricots
  • Beet Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Mangos
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnip Greens

Elizabeth Somer, M.A.,R.D.


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