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November 17, 2020 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Foods Highest in Carotenoids

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Carotenoids are plant-based pigments known for their robust antioxidant power as well as their brilliant orange to reddish hues.

Here are the foods that contain the most carotenoids…

  • Carrots
  • Orange/yellow/red bell peppers
  • Apricots
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Acorn squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Pumpkin
  • Tomatoes (especially canned tomatoes)

* The orange hues from the carotenoids in collards, kale and spinach are masked by their leaves rich supply of green chlorophyll.