beta carotene means: Beta carotene is a naturally occurring nutrient that can be found in vegetables and plants. It acts as an antioxidant. Beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A when it is consumed. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does beta carotene mean?

This is the isomeric version of carotene, which is widely distributed in nature. It is also easily converted into vitamin A by our bodies. (in Merlin Dictionary)