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Vitamin A

Vitamin A (also: retinol, beta-carotene): For good eyesight

Description and function

The fat-soluble vitamin A is particularly important for the eyesight, skin and the immune system. It regulates the light-dark vision, is important for the formation and maintenance of skin cells and mucous membranes and the immune system. The precursor of this vitamin, beta-carotene, is an antioxidant in the body.

The recommended daily requirement for women is 0.8 mg, for men 1 mg.

Foods high in vitamin A / retinol

Vitamin A is found particularly rich in liver, egg yolk, fish, milk and dairy products. Beta-carotene is contained primarily in carrots, red peppers and spinach.

ProductServingRetinol
 1 medium sized Hen's egg 55 g0.15 mg
 100 g Pawpaw, raw 100 g0.05 mg
  Fanta cake 65 g0.03 mg
 1 medium sized Carambola, raw 85 g0.03 mg
 1 serving Toast Hawaii 170 g0.19 mg
 100 g Grapes, white, fresh 100 g0.01 mg
 1 slice Appenzeller cheese, 50% fat i.d.m. 30 g0.09 mg
 1 serving Pancake 150 g0.33 mg
 10 g Basil, fresh 10 g0.07 mg
 1 serving Cuscous 250 g0.4 mg
  Nutellla roll 83 g0.07 mg
 1 medium sized Apple, fresh 130 g0.01 mg
  Fruit salad, average 150 g0.02 mg
 1 slice Gorgonzola cheese, 50% fat i.d.m. 30 g0.06 mg
 Spread Butter 10 g0.07 mg
 100 g Spätzle (german egg noodles) 100 g0.11 mg
  Apple rings, baked 150 g0.12 mg
 1 small sized Tomato, fresh 50 g0.02 mg
 1 serving Gazpacho 350 g0.32 mg
  Obatzter 50 g0.07 mg

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 Vitamin A
 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
 Vitamin B12
 Vitamin B6
 Vitamin C
 Vitamin D
 Vitamin E
 Vitamin H (Biotin)
 Vitamin K

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