Vitamin A In Fruit & Vegetables

Vitamin A In Fruit & Vegetables

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.

There appears some indication that taking beta carotene in supplement form and exceeding recommended daily allowances is not beneficial and may sometimes be harmful. Taking vitamin A supplements whilst pregnant may also harm the foetus.

Allotment Picks

Vegetables High In Vitamin A

  1. Carrots
  2. Kale
  3. Spinach

Fruit High In Vitamin A

  1. Inca Berries

All Fruit & Veg

All Fruit & Vegetables

(100g raw = % Recommeded Daily Allowance*)

  1. Carrots (104%)
  2. Inca Berry (100%)
  3. Sweet Potato (89%)
  4. Kale (63%)
  5. Spinach (59%)
  6. Lettuce (Cos) (55%)
  7. New Zealand Spinach (55%)
  8. Pumpkin (53%)
  9. Cress (43%)
  10. Chard (38%)
  11. Pak Choi (28%)
  12. Pepper (Red Sweet) (20%)
  13. Mustard (Green) (19%)
  14. Rocket (15%)
  15. Apricot (12%)
  16. Leeks (10%)
  17. Winter Squash (9%)
  18. Cherries (Sour) (8%)
  19. Chilli (Red Hot) (6%)
  20. Grapefruit (6%)
  21. Asparagus (5%)
  22. Brussels Sprouts (5%)
  23. Peas (5%)
  24. Tomato (5%)
  25. Broccoli (4%)
  26. French Beans (4%)
  27. Mandarin (4%)
  28. Celery (3%)
  29. Olives (3%)
  30. Gooseberries (2%)
  31. Blackcurrants (2%)
  32. Peach (2%)
  33. Plum (2%)
  34. Figs (1%)
  35. Rhubarb (1%)
  36. Avocado (1%)
  37. Kiwi Fruit (1%)
  38. Courgette / Marrow (1%)
  39. Blackberries (1%)
  40. Cucumber (1%)
  41. Cabbage (1%)
  42. Sweetcorn (1%)
  43. Orange (1%)
  44. Celeriac (0%)
  45. Pineapple (0%)
  46. Kohl Rabi (0%)
  47. Redcurrants & White Currants (0%)
  48. Mushrooms (White) (0%)
  49. Pomegranate (0%)
  50. Aubergine (Egg Plant) (0%)
  51. Strawberries (0%)
  52. Cranberries (0%)
  53. Grapes (0%)
  54. Beetroot (0%)
  55. Salsify (0%)
  56. Apple (0%)
  57. Broad Beans (Beans Without Pods) (0%)
  58. Shallots (0%)
  59. Banana (0%)
  60. Onion (0%)
  61. Loganberries (0%)
  62. Coconut (0%)
  63. Parsnip (0%)
  64. Melon (Honeydew) (0%)
  65. Butter Beans (Beans Without Pods) (0%)
  66. Swede (0%)
  67. Lemon (0%)
  68. Blueberries (0%)
  69. Lime (0%)
  70. Boysenberries (0%)
  71. Potato (0%)
  72. Pear (0%)
  73. Garlic (0%)
  74. Globe Artichoke (0%)
  75. Cauliflower (0%)
  76. Turnip (0%)
  77. Cherries (Sweet) (0%)
  78. Jerusalem Artichoke (0%)
  79. Radish (0%)
  80. Raspberries (0%)

*The nutritional information has been compiled by me 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.