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What nutrients can be found in orange foods?

Frances Largeman-Roth, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

Orange foods, including butternut squash, sweet potatoes and mangoes, are a rich source of beta-carotene. Beta carotene is a precursor to vitamin A, and can be converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is vital for healthy skin and eye cell growth. It also keeps the immune system and reproductive system healthy.

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