Top 10 Foods Highest in Beta Carotene

Top 10 Foods Highest in Beta Carotene

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. 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

#1: Sweet Potato (Baked)
Beta-carotene in 100g Per cup (200g)Per medium potato (114g)
11509g 23018g 13120g
An average sweet potato contains only 103 calories and 0.2 grams of fat. Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#2: Carrots (Cooked)
Beta-carotene in 100g Per 1/2 cup, slices (78g)Per carrot (46g)
8332g 6499g 3833g
Half a cup of sliced carrots contains only 27 calories and 0.1 grams of fat. Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#3: Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Cooked)
Beta-carotene in 100g Per cup (180g)Per 1/2 cup (90g)
6288g 11318g 5659g
Other Dark Green Leafy Vegetables High in Beta-carotene (amount per cup, cooked): Kale (10625g), Mustard Greens (10360g), Collard Greens (8575g), Beet Greens (6610g), Turnip Greens (6588g), Swiss Chard (6391g), and Pak Choi (4333g). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



Advertisement (Bad ad? How to mute ads)


#4: Cos or Romaine Lettuce
Beta-carotene in 100g Per cup, shredded (47g)Per head (626g)
5226g 2456g 32714g
Other Types of Lettuce High in Beta-carotene (amount per cup, shredded): Green Leaf (1599g), Red Leaf (1259g), Butterhead (1093g), and Chicory (995g). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#5: Squash (Butternut Cooked)
Beta-carotene in 100g Per cup cubes (205g)
4570g 9369g
Other Types of Squash High in Beta-carotene (amount per cup, cooked): Hubbard Squash, cubed (7339g), and Pumpkin, mashed (5135g). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#6: Cantaloupe Melon
Beta-carotene in 100g Per cup, balls (177g)Per wedge (69g)
2020g 3575g 1394g
An average wedge of cantaloupe melon contains only 23 calories and 0.1 grams of fat. Click to see complete nutrition facts.



Advertisement (Bad ad? How to mute ads)


#7: Sweet Red Peppers
Beta-carotene in 100g 1 cup chopped (149g)1 large (164g)
1624g 2420g 2663g
A large sweet green pepper contains 341g and a large sweet yellow pepper contains 223g. Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#8: Dried Apricots
Beta-carotene in 100g Per cup (130g)Per half (4g)
2163g 2812g 87g
Other Dried Fruit High in Beta-carotene (amount per cup): Dried Peaches (1718g) and Prunes (685g). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#9: Peas (Cooked)
Beta-carotene in 100g Per 1/2 cup (80g)Per package (253g)
1250g 1000g 3163g
Half a cup of peas contains only 62 calories and 0.2 grams of fat. Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#10: Broccoli (Cooked)
Beta-carotene in 100g Per 1/2 cup chopped (78g)Per stalk (180g)
929g 725g 1672g
Half a cup of cooked broccoli contains only 27 calories and 0.3 grams of fat. Click to see complete nutrition facts.






Advertisement (Bad ad? How to mute ads)



Click each heading for more info...

Top 10 High Beta Carotene Foods by Nutrient Density (Beta Carotene per Gram)
     (Click to expand)

Other Beta Carotene Rich Foods
     (Click to expand)

▼ Comments
     (Click to expand)

▼ References
     (Click to expand)