Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, that is one of the plant pigments (red, yellow and orange) which are precursors of vitamin A (retinol). Beta-carotene is important for our body from a nutritional point of view. First of all, it is an excellent antioxidant, therefore capable of counteracting the onset of free radicals, and is a primary source of vitamin A, which has beneficial effects on sight and skin and which allows bones to grow evenly. For this reason, a correct intake of beta-carotene is recommended especially for children and young people in the growing age. The benefits of beta-carotene increase in the case of simultaneous intake of vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc.