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What is the difference between retinol and carotenoids?

Retinol and carotenoids are both found in vitamin A.

Vitamin A is composed of two parts: retinoids, which include retinol, and carotenoids.

Retinol is a type of vitamin A found in animal products, such as liver, kidneys, eggs, and dairy products.

Carotenoids, which have greater amounts of vitamin A, are found in plants, such as dark and yellow vegetables, carrots, and fruits.

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