Vitamin A retinol activity equivalents
- EuroFoods name: VITA
- Measurement unit: microgram, µg
- Group: Vitamins
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that has a role in the visual sensation, cell growth and differentiation, and reproduction. Retinol, retinoids and carotenoids that are converted to retinol compounds have the biologic effect of vitamin A. The total effect of vitamin A in food is reported as retinol equivalents (RAE). The best animal sources are liver and dairy products. The best vegetable sources are carrot, broccoli and spinach.
Foods containing most and least