Alpha-Carotene - Glossary


A member of the carotenoid family of antioxidants with provitamin A activity.  The vitamin A of alpha-carotene is approx. one-half that of beta-carotene, the best-known carotenoid in the family.  Like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene is most abundant in orange/yellow vegetables and fruits, such as carrots, pumpkin and winter squash.

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