Vitamin A - Beta Carotene

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Leaving Cert

Properties

Bright yellow/orange oil
Fat Soluble
Insoluble In Water
Generally heat stable
Effective antioxidant

Sources

Carrots
Spinach
Tomatoes
Kale
Cabbage
Apricots

Functions

Necessary for the production of rhodopsin
Maintains healthy lining membranes
Healthy skin & hair
Helps to regulate growth
Antioxidant which protects the body against free radicals

RDA

None specified

Deficiency

Beta - carotene is not an essential nutrient therefore deficiencies do not arise.

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