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Is beta-caroten vegan?

Beta-caroten is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is beta-caroten?

Beta-carotene is a naturally occurring red-orange pigment found in many fruits and vegetables. It belongs to a group of organic compounds called carotenoids, which are synthesized by plants and algae. Beta-carotene is known for its antioxidant properties and is converted into vitamin A in the body. It plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, skin, and immune function. Some excellent sources of beta-carotene include sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and kale. Incorporating beta-carotene-rich foods into your diet can help support overall health and wellbeing.

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