Vitamin A is also known as retinol and is essential to healthy vision, skin, hair, immune function, and reproduction. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means the body can store it rather than having to have it replenished daily. Vitamin A can be found in many different types of foods, particularly vegetables that are orange or yellow in color.
Sweet potatoes have a higher concentration of Vitamin A than any other vegetable. One half cup serving contains twice the recommended daily allowance.
Carrots are a concentrated source of Vitamin A. Just one medium carrot offers nearly 150 percent of the recommended daily allowance.
Green leafy vegetables also contain Vitamin A but in concentrations that are lower than yellow and orange vegetables. Spinach, turnip greens and kale offer about 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance per serving.
Both red and green bell peppers are a good source of Vitamin A.
Yellow fruits such as papaya and mangoes have a high concentration of Vitamin A.
To get the most Vitamin A out of vegetables, eat them raw. Overcooking vegetables will break down the Vitamin A.