β-Carotene is an organic, strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. It is a member of the carotenes, which are terpenoids. β-Carotene is predominately found in fruits and veggies with a red, orange, or yellow color. However, don’t shy away from dark leafy greens or other green veggies, as they contain a good amount of this antioxidant as well. Foods highest in beta carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, romaine lettuce, squash, cantaloupe, red and yellow peppers, apricots, peas, and broccoli. Beta carotene is also found in herbs and spices such as paprika, cayenne, chili, parsley, cilantro, marjoram, sage, and coriander.