Alpha-Carotene is a precursor to creating vitamin A in the body, and while important, is far less common than beta-carotene. Like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene is fat soluble and is best consumed with some form of fat.
Alpha-Carotene foods include orange vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, and winter squash. Other alpha-carotene food sources include tomatoes, napa cabbage, swiss chard, collards, green beans, tangerines, sweet bell peppers, and podded peas. Below are the top 10 foods highest in Alpha-Carotene, for more, see the extended list of foods rich in alpha-carotene.