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Many orange and deep yellow fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, mangoes and apricots get their color from the antioxidant beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A has many essential functions, including the repair of body tissues, formation of bones and teeth, resistance to infection and development of healthy eyes. Beta-carotene rich foods have also been linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease.

Also in the Yellow-Orange family are citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits and tangerines, which contain the potent antioxidant vitamin C as well as folate, a B vitamin that helps reduce the risk of birth defects. The flavonoids in citrus fruits work together with vitamin C to help reduce the risk of cancer, strengthen bones and teeth, help heal wounds, keep skin healthy and lower the risk of heart attack.

Include a variety of yellow/orange fruits and veggies in your diet to help maintain:

  • Vision health
  • A healthy heart
  • A healthy immune system
  • A lower risk of some cancers
  • Healthy skin, bones and teeth

Yellow/Orange Fruits & Vegetables


  • Yellow Apples
  • Apricots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Yellow Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Golden Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Yellow Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapples
  • Tangerines
  • Yellow Watermelon


  • Yellow Beets
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrots
  • Yellow Peppers
  • Yellow Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Rutabagas
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Yellow Winter Squash

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