Orange Vegetables are High
in Beta-Carotene and Taste Great



Orange vegetables are good sources of beta-carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), vitamins A and C, foliate, potassium, and fiber.

A diversity of nutrients through a wide span of colors can be found in these vegetables.



Examples are:

Butternut squash - Butternut squash is a healthy source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and beta-carotene. It has a similar taste to pumpkin. It becomes sweeter in flavor and darker in color as it ripens.

Carrots - Carrots are most known for their orange color and benefits of better vision. Most of the nutrients are in, or just below the skin. Carrots contain more carotene than any other vegetable, and are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins B, C, D, E, and high amounts of vitamin A.

Sweet potatoes - A sweet potato is a naturally sweet vegetable. They are fat and cholesterol free and contain very little sodium. Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of vitamin A, and a good source of potassium and vitamin C, B6, and folic acid. They are a great substitute for potatoes.

Pumpkin - Most parts of the pumpkin are edible. Pumpkins are loaded with beta-carotene and are a healthy source of vitamin C. They are low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids.

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