Click a Food Group... Clickable Pyramid Image Map Yellow Page Red Page Blue Page Green Page Green Page Green Page

Food Group 4

Dark Green Vegetables

Orange Vegetables

Starchy Vegetables



Home image used to return to home page



Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Top banner Orange Vegetables






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, www.carrotmuseum.co.uk)

Carrot Museum Website:
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/antiox.html

USDA My Pyramid Web Site:
http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/vegetables.html