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Vitamin A - Beta Carotene

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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.