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Vitamin A and Carotenoids

Ancient Egyptians recognized that night blindness could be treated by consumption of liver.

In the late 1920’s through the efforts of a Swiss scientist named Karrer and his colleagues, the fat-soluble compound in liver was isolated and termed vitamin A.

Vitamin A is Fat-soluble alcohol, most abundant in fatty fish and especially in fish-liver oils.

It is not found in plants, but many vegetables and fruits  contain β-carotene which is readily converted in the body to vitamin A  (Provitamin).

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