Term: Beta-carotene
Alternative Terms: provitamin A
Long Description: 

Beta-carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and is therefore also referred to as provitamin A.

The following groups of people may have higher beta-carotene requirements:
Children and adolescents.

Sources: Yellow, orange, red and dark-green vegetables and fruits, such as apricots, peaches and sea buckthorn berries, as well as carrots, squashes, broccoli and spinach.