18 Foods High in Vitamin A

Vitamin A1, also known as retinol, is only found in animal-sourced foods, such as oily fish, liver, cheese and butter. 18 foods high in vitamin A are mentioned below.

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver.

There are two types of vitamin A that are found in the diet.

  • Preformed vitamin A is found in animal products such as meat, fish, poultry, and dairy foods.
  • Provitamin A is found in plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables. The most common type of pro-vitamin A is beta-carotene.

Vitamin A is also available in dietary supplements. It most often comes in the form of retinyl acetate or retinyl palmitate (preformed vitamin A), beta-carotene (provitamin A) or a combination of preformed and provitamin A.

1. Beef Liver — 713% DV per serving

1 slice: 6,421 mcg (713% DV) 100 grams: 9,442 mcg (1,049% DV)

2. Lamb Liver — 236% DV per serving

1 ounce: 2,122 mcg (236% DV) 100 grams: 7,491 mcg (832% DV)

3. Liver Sausage — 166% DV per serving

1 slice: 1,495 mcg (166% DV) 100 grams: 8,384 mcg (923% DV)

4. Cod Liver Oil — 150% DV per serving

1 teaspoon: 1,350 mcg (150% DV) 100 grams: 30,000 mcg (3,333% DV)

5. Salmon — 25% DV per serving

Half a fillet: 229 mcg (25% DV) 100 grams: 149 mcg (17% DV)

6. Goose Liver Pâté — 14% DV per serving

1 tablespoon: 130 mcg (14% DV) 100 grams: 1,001 mcg (111% DV)

7. Goat Cheese — 13% DV per serving

1 slice: 115 mcg (13% DV) 100 grams: 407 mcg (45% DV)

8. Butter — 11% DV per serving

1 tablespoon: 97 mcg (11% DV) 100 grams: 684 mcg (76% DV)

9. Limburger Cheese — 11% DV per serving

1 slice: 96 mcg (11% DV) 100 grams: 340 mcg (38% DV)

10. Cheddar — 10% DV per serving

1 slice: 92 mcg (10% DV) 100 grams: 330 mcg (37% DV)

11. Camembert — 10% DV per serving

1 wedge: 92 mcg (10% DV) 100 grams: 241 mcg (27% DV)

12. Roquefort Cheese — 9% DV per serving

1 ounce: 83 mcg (9% DV) 100 grams: 294 mcg (33% DV)

13. Hard-Boiled Egg — 8% DV per serving

1 large egg: 74 mcg (8% DV) 100 grams: 149 mcg (17% DV)

14. Trout — 8% DV per serving

1 fillet: 71 mcg (8% DV) 100 grams: 100 mcg (11% DV)

15. Blue Cheese — 6% DV per serving

1 ounce: 56 mcg (6% DV) 100 grams: 198 mcg (22% DV)

16. Cream Cheese — 5% DV per serving

1 tablespoon: 45 mcg (5% DV) 100 grams: 308 mcg (34% DV)

17. Caviar — 5% DV per serving

1 tablespoon: 43 mcg (5% DV) 100 grams: 271 mcg (30% DV)

18. Feta Cheese — 4% DV per serving

1 ounce: 35 mcg (4% DV) 100 grams: 125 mcg (14% DV)

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