15 Highest Sources Of Vitamin A List

15 Highest Sources Of Vitamin A List

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is important for healthy vision, reproduction, and keeps the immune system strong. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs in the body to work properly. Below is a chart of the 15 highest sources of vitamin A list.

There are two main types of vitamin A, preformed vitamin A and provitamin A. Preformed vitamin A is found in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products while provitamin A is found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and other crops. The most common type of provitamin A found in food is called beta carotene.

15 Highest Sources Of Vitamin A List

Size Description Amount
1 1 Bunch Spinach 637%
2 100 g Beef liver 359%
3 100 g Carrots 334%
4 100 g Sweet potatoes 283%
5 1TBS Cod Liver Oil 272%
6 100 g Butternut Squash 212%
7 100 g Dandelion Greens 203%
8 100 g Kale 199%
9 100 g Lettuce 174%
10 100 g Parsley 168%
11 100 g Coriander 134%
12 100 g Swiss Chard 122%
13 100 g Basil 105%
14 100 g Collard Greens 100%
15 100 g Common Sage 117%

Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency

  • Night blindness
  • Vision loss
  • Blindness
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Rashes
  • Lowers the immune system
  • Drying and scaling of the skin
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Respiratory infections

Facts about vitamin A

  • According to the world health organization, vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in more than half of all countries, especially in south-east Asia and affects mostly young children and pregnant women in low-income countries.
  • Vitamin A  deficiency is the leading cause of blindness in children.
  • An estimated 200.000 to 500.000 children worldwide become blind each year due to vitamin A  deficiency and nearly half of them die within 12 months of losing their sight.
  • In developing countries, vitamin A deficiency typically begins during infancy, when infants do not receive adequate supplies of colostrum or breast milk.
  • Chronic diarrhea also leads to excessive loss of vitamin A in young children, and vitamin A deficiency increases the risk of diarrhea.
  • Vitamin A deficiency also increases the severity and mortality risk of infections (particularly diarrhea and measles) even before the onset of xerophthalmia.

 

References

https://www.who.int.com

https://ods.od.nih.gov

https://www.msdmanuals.com