Vitamin A is needed for the immune system, healthy skin, and for low light eyesight. Beta carotene from plant sources is also thought to work as an antioxidant. Fruit and vegetables contain beta carotene rather than vitamin A itself (that is only found in animal source foods). However, the body can make vitamin A from beta carotene.
- Strengthens immunity
- Helps vision
- Contributes to healthy skin
Top Fruit & Vegetables For Vitamin A
Please note that not all these fruit and vegetables are grown in the UK under normal conditions. Where possible, links to UK varieties are provided.
The ranking is based on how much vitamin A is contained in a 100 g raw portion of the fruit or vegetable, converted to a percentage of the Recommended Daily Allowance*.
*The nutritional information has been compiled from information freely available and published by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC). The information is given for comparison purposes only, and is not intended as dietary or medical advice. Please see my disclaimer for further information.