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Orange Vegetables

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The following is a list of Orange Vegetables (USDA, 2007).

  • Acorn squash
  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Hubbard squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potatoes

Definitions and References:

"Beta-carotene protects orange vegetables and fruits from solar radiation damage. It is thought that it plays a similar role in the body. It is found in many foods that are orange in colour including, Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots are particularly rich sources of beta-carotene."  (Carrot Museum,

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