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200 Vegetarian Foods Highest in Alpha Carotene

Please note: The Vegetarian label does not include snacks, baked goods, and oils. It is a general label and may include some animal foods. Please use your own judgement.

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21600μg Alpha Carotene = 100% RDA
  1. Canned Pumpkin
    11747.8μg (54% RDA) in 1 cup
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  2. Cooked Pumpkin
    6651.8μg (31% RDA) in 1 cup, mashed
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  3. Cooked Carrots
    5890.6μg (27% RDA) in 1 cup slices
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  4. Baby Carrots
    3202μg (15% RDA) in 1 NLEA serving
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  5. Carrots
    2503.4μg (12% RDA) in 1 large (7-1/4 Inch to 8-/1/2 Inch long)
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  6. Cooked Butternut Squash
    2316.5μg (11% RDA) in 1 cup, cubes
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  7. Cooked Hubbard Squash
    1814.3μg (8% RDA) in 1 cup, cubes
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  8. Cooked Winter Squash
    1398.1μg (6% RDA) in 1 cup, cubes
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  9. Butternut Squash
    1167.6μg (5% RDA) in 1 cup, cubes
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  10. Fried Yellow Plantains
    687.8μg (3% RDA) in 1 cup
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  11. Plantains
    648.2μg (3% RDA) in 1 cup, sliced
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  12. Sun-dried Hot Chile Peppers
    367.8μg (2% RDA) in 1 cup
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  13. Mixed Vegetable And Fruit Juice Drink With Added Nutrients
    355.7μg (2% RDA) in 8 fl oz
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  14. Fiddlehead Ferns
    261μg (1% RDA) in 100 grams
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  15. Cooked Dandelion Greens
    256.2μg (1% RDA) in 1 cup, chopped
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  16. Dandelion Greens
    199.7μg (1% RDA) in 1 cup, chopped
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  17. Tangerines
    197μg (1% RDA) in 1 cup, sections
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  18. Bitter Melon
    172.1μg (1% RDA) in 1 cup (1/2 Inch pieces)
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  19. Tomatoes
    150.5μg (1% RDA) in 1 cup cherry tomatoes
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  20. Cooked Collards
    129.2μg (1% RDA) in 1 cup, chopped
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  21. Acai Berry Drink Fortified
    122.4μg (1% RDA) in 8 fl oz
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  22. Red Bell Peppers (Cooked)
    101.8μg in 1 cup chopped
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  23. Green Tomatoes
    95.9μg in 1 medium
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  24. Yellow Passion Fruit Juice
    86.5μg in 1 cup
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  25. Cooked Podded Peas
    84.8μg in 1 cup
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  26. Cooked Swiss Chard
    78.8μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  27. Uncooked Yellow Cornmeal
    76.9μg in 1 cup
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  28. Ocean Spray Light Cranberry And Raspberry Flavored Juice
    75μg in 8 fl oz
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  29. Cooked Green Beans (Previously Frozen)
    74.3μg in 1 cup
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  30. Cooked Nopales
    70μg in 1 cup
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  31. Green Snap Beans (Raw)
    69μg in 1 cup 1/2 Inch pieces
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  32. Cooked Snow Peas
    67.2μg in 1 cup
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  33. Florida Avocados
    62.1μg in 1 cup, pureed
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  34. Chili Powder
    56.4μg in 1 tsp
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  35. California Avocados
    55.2μg in 1 cup, pureed
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  36. Cooked Napa Cabbage
    53.4μg in 1 cup
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  37. Cooked Sweet Potatoes
    49μg in 1 medium (2 Inch dia, 5 Inch long, raw)
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  38. Banana Peppers
    48.4μg in 1 cup
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  39. Sauteed Green Bell Peppers
    48.3μg in 1 cup chopped
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  40. Avocados
    48.2μg in 1 avocado, NS as to Florida or California
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  41. Nopales
    41.3μg in 1 cup, sliced
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  42. Paprika
    40.5μg in 1 tbsp
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  43. Bananas
    37.5μg in 1 cup, sliced
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  44. Cooked Green Peas
    35.2μg in 1 cup
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  45. Cooked Green Peas (Salted)
    35.2μg in 1 cup
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  46. Cooked Green Bell Peppers
    35.1μg in 1 cup, chopped or strips
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  47. Tangerine Juice
    34.6μg in 1 cup
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  48. Green Bell Peppers
    31.3μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  49. Sour Pickled Cucumber
    31μg in 1 cup
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  50. Peas
    30.5μg in 1 cup
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  51. Apricots
    29.5μg in 1 cup, halves
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  52. Kumquats
    29.5μg in 1 fruit without refuse
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  53. Cabbage
    29.4μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  54. Low Sodium Sour Pickles
    28.6μg in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  55. Canned Pimentos
    28.6μg in 1 tbsp
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  56. Sweet Pickled Cucumbers
    28.4μg in 1 large Gherkin (3 Inch long)
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  57. Cantaloupe Melons
    28.3μg in 1 cup, balls
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  58. Snow Peas
    27.7μg in 1 cup, whole
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  59. Dried Bananas
    27.3μg in 1 oz
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  60. Okra
    27μg in 1 cup
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  61. Starfruit (Carambola)
    25.9μg in 1 cup, sliced
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  62. Cooked Red Bell Peppers
    24.3μg in 1 cup, strips
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  63. Sweet Red Bell Peppers
    23.8μg in 1 medium (approx 2-3/4 Inch long, 2-1/2 dia.)
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  64. Cooked Spaghetti Squash
    23.3μg in 1 cup
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  65. Yellow Sweet Corn
    23.2μg in 1 cup
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  66. Broccoli
    22.8μg in 1 cup chopped
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  67. Frozen Raspberries
    22.4μg in 1 cup, unthawed
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  68. Cooked Yellow Sweet Corn
    20.5μg in 1 ear small (5-1/2 Inch to 6-1/2 Inch long)
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  69. Florida Oranges
    20.4μg in 1 cup sections, without membranes
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  70. Orange Juice from Concentrate
    19.9μg in 1 cup
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  71. Orange Juice With Added Calcium And Vitamin D
    19.9μg in 1 cup
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  72. Orange Juice with added Calcium
    19.9μg in 1 cup
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  73. Oranges
    19.8μg in 1 cup, sections
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  74. Raspberries
    19.7μg in 1 cup
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  75. Sweet Pickled Relish
    19.4μg in 1 tbsp
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  76. Canned Tomato Paste
    19.1μg in 1/4 cup
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  77. Kashi Good Friends
    19.1μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  78. Kiwi Strawberry Juice Drink
    18.9μg in 16 fl oz
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  79. Serrano Peppers
    18.9μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  80. White Grapefruit
    18.4μg in 1 cup sections, with juice
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  81. Prunes (Dried Plums)
    17.1μg in 3 prunes
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  82. Mulberries
    16.8μg in 1 cup
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  83. Swiss Chard
    16.2μg in 1 cup
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  84. Red Chili Peppers
    16.2μg in 1 pepper
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  85. General Mills Honey Kix
    16.2μg in 1 (1/4) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  86. Spaghetti Squash
    16.2μg in 1 cup, cubes
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  87. General Mills Corn Chex
    16.1μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  88. General Mills Berry Berry Kix
    15.8μg in 1 (1/4) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  89. General Mills Kix
    15.6μg in 1 (1/4) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  90. Kelloggs Corn Flakes
    15.1μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  91. Orange Juice
    14.9μg in 1 cup
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  92. Mangos
    14.9μg in 1 cup pieces
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  93. Durian
    14.6μg in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  94. General Mills Honey Nut Chex
    14.1μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  95. Quaker King Vitaman
    13.6μg in 1 (1/2) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  96. General Mills Frankenberry
    13.5μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  97. General Mills Boo Berry
    13.2μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  98. General Mills Trix
    13.1μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  99. Kashi Golean
    13μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  100. General Mills 25% Less Sugar Trix
    12.6μg in 1 cup
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  101. Cooked Mustard Greens
    12.6μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  102. Canned Orange Juice
    12.5μg in 1 cup
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  103. Quaker Quaker Crunchy Bran
    12.4μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  104. Asparagus
    12.1μg in 1 cup
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  105. General Mills Cocoa Puffs 25% Reduced Sugar
    12μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  106. Quaker Capn Crunch
    11.9μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  107. Quaker Capn Crunchs Peanut Butter Crunch
    11.9μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  108. Kelloggs Corn Pops
    11.7μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  109. Navel Oranges
    11.6μg in 1 cup sections, without membranes
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  110. Cucumber
    11.4μg in 1 cup
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  111. Cooked Soybean Sprouts
    11.3μg in 1 cup
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  112. Malt-o-meal Frosted Flakes
    11.2μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  113. Kelloggs Honey Crunch Corn Flakes
    11.1μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  114. General Mills Dora The Explorer
    10.8μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  115. Ralston Corn Flakes
    10.6μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  116. Hot Green Chili Peppers
    10.4μg in 1 pepper
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  117. General Mills Chocolate Lucky Charms
    10.1μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  118. General Mills Cheerios Banana Nut
    10.1μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  119. Kashi Honey Sunshine
    9.9μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  120. Jackfruit
    9.9μg in 1 cup, sliced
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  121. General Mills Cookie Crisp
    9.6μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  122. Post Honeycomb Cereal
    9.6μg in 1 (1/2) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  123. General Mills Count Chocula
    9.5μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  124. Jalapeno Peppers
    9.4μg in 1 pepper
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  125. Sweet Potatoes
    9.3μg in 1 cup, cubes
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  126. Malt-o-meal Corn Bursts
    9.3μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  127. Post Honey Bunches Of Oats Pecan Bunches
    9.3μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  128. Grapefruit
    9.2μg in 1 cup sections, with juice
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  129. General Mills Cocoa Puffs
    9.2μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  130. Post Honey Bunches Of Oats With Almonds
    9μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  131. Kale
    8.6μg in 1 cup 1 Inch pieces, loosely packed
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  132. General Mills Reeses Puffs
    7.8μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  133. Malt-o-meal Tootie Fruities
    7.7μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  134. Quaker Sweet Crunch/quisp
    7.6μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  135. General Mills Cheerios Chocolate
    7.3μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  136. Malt-o-meal Colossal Crunch
    7.2μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  137. Kelloggs Cinnabon Cereal
    7.2μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  138. Vegetable And Fruit Juice Drink Reduced Calorie With Low-calorie Sweetener Added Vitamin C
    7.1μg in 1 serving
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  139. Sauerkraut
    7.1μg in 1 cup
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  140. Low Sodium Sweet Pickles
    7.1μg in 1 slice
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  141. Malt-o-meal Coco-roos
    6.9μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  142. Pink Grapefruit
    6.9μg in 1 cup sections, with juice
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  143. General Mills Fruity Cheerios
    6.8μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  144. Egg Yolks (Raw)
    6.5μg in 1 large
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  145. Mung Bean Sprouts
    6.2μg in 1 cup
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  146. Corn Grits Yellow Regular And Quick Unenriched Dry
    6.1μg in 1 tbsp
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  147. Cooked Beet Greens
    5.8μg in 1 cup (1 Inch pieces)
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  148. Mustard Greens
    5.6μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  149. Froot Loops
    5.5μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  150. Brussels Sprouts (Raw)
    5.3μg in 1 cup
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  151. General Mills Multi-grain Cheerios
    5.2μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  152. Quaker Toasted Multigrain Crisps
    5.1μg in 1 (1/4) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  153. Collards
    5μg in 1 cup, chopped
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  154. White Grapefruit Juice
    4.9μg in 1 cup
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  155. Orange Juice Light No Pulp
    4.8μg in 8 fl oz
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  156. Quaker Christmas Crunch
    4.7μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  157. Dill Pickles
    4.6μg in 1 spear, small
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  158. Reduced Sodium Dill Pickles
    4.6μg in 1 spear, small
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  159. Hungarian Peppers
    4.3μg in 1 pepper
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  160. Soft Serve Chocolate Ice Cream
    4.3μg in 1/2 cup
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  161. Quaker Honey Graham Oh!s
    4.1μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  162. General Mills Golden Grahams
    4μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  163. Kashi Heart To Heart Honey Toasted Oat
    4μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  164. Post Selects Blueberry Morning
    3.9μg in 1 (1/4) cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  165. General Mills Basic 4
    3.9μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  166. Kelloggs Mueslix
    3.9μg in 2/3 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  167. Post Waffle Crisp
    3.6μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  168. Kelloggs Marshmallow Froot Loops
    3.5μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  169. Tomatillos
    3.4μg in 1 medium
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  170. Post Alpha-bits
    3.3μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving for adults)
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  171. Dried Sweetened Mango
    3.1μg in 1 oz
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  172. Papaya
    2.9μg in 1 cup 1 Inch pieces
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  173. Iceberg Lettuce
    2.9μg in 1 cup shredded
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  174. Pistachio Nuts
    2.8μg in 1 oz (49 kernels)
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  175. Kelloggs Apple Jacks
    2.8μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  176. Wild Blueberries (Frozen)
    2.8μg in 1 cup, frozen
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  177. Bartlett Pears
    2.8μg in 1 cup, sliced
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  178. Quaker Low Fat 100% Natural Granola With Raisins
    2.8μg in 2/3 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  179. Processed Pimento Cheese
    2.5μg in 1 slice (3/4 oz)
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  180. Canned Mung Bean Sprouts
    2.5μg in 1 cup
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  181. Orange Juice Drink
    2.5μg in 1 cup
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  182. Vegetable And Fruit Juice Blend 100% Juice With Added Vitamins A C E
    2.5μg in 1 serving 8 oz
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  183. Grapefruit Juice
    2.4μg in 8 fl oz
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  184. Lemons
    2.1μg in 1 cup, sections
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  185. Citrus Fruit Juice Drink Frozen Concentrate
    2.1μg in 1 fl oz
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  186. Alfalfa Sprouts
    2μg in 1 cup
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  187. General Mills Berry Burst Cheerios Triple Berry
    1.9μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  188. Post Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch
    1.8μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  189. Pak-choi (Bok Choy) (Cooked)
    1.7μg in 1 cup, shredded
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  190. Red Or Green Grapes (European)
    1.5μg in 1 cup
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  191. Kelloggs Frosted Flakes
    1.5μg in 3/4 cup ( 1 NLEA serving)
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  192. General Mills Fiber One Bran Cereal
    1.5μg in 1/2 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  193. Kelloggs Reduced Sugar Frosted Flakes Cereal
    1.5μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  194. Kimchi
    1.5μg in 1 cup
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  195. Cilantro
    1.4μg in 1/4 cup
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  196. Pears
    1.4μg in 1 cup, slices
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  197. Post Honey Bunches Of Oats Honey Roasted
    1.2μg in 3/4 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  198. Beet Greens (Raw)
    1.1μg in 1 cup
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  199. Post Honey Bunches Of Oats With Vanilla Bunches
    1.1μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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  200. General Mills Total Raisin Bran
    1.1μg in 1 cup (1 NLEA serving)
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Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.

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