Applications and Uses of Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene can be used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Beta Carotene is used as a coloring agent and a source of vitamin A, used in food such as fast food, baking food, drink, jelly, confectionery and dairy products. Also suitable for manufacturing tablets and hard-shell capsules, especially for effervescent tablets. Beta Carotene comes from fermentation by microorganisms, and it is almost insoluble in water. In the body, beta-carotene can be changed into vitamin A which is needed for good vision, eye health, a strong immune system, and for healthy skin and mucous membranes. Beta Carotene can be used in health supplements to treat various disorders such as erythropoietic protoporphyria, reduce the risk of breast cancer in women before menopause as well as age-related macular degeneration. .

Beta Carotene is a strongly-colored red-orange pigment that is abundant in plants and fruits. It is a free flowing powder, and is often used as a coloring agent in foods such as margarine. Absorption of Beta Carotene is enhanced if eaten with fats, as carotenes are fat soluble.

Beta-Carotene 1% Powder, Beta-Carotene 10% CWS Powder, Beta-Carotene 10% Beadlet, Beta-Carotene 20% Beadlet are a member of the carotenoids group. It is a fat-soluble compound that is naturally present in many fruits, grains, oil and vegetables, most notably, the carrot. It is used to help protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, prevent Vitamin A deficiency and enhance the functioning of the immune system. It is commonly used to color foods such as margarine and beverages as well.

Beta Carotene uses as follows:


Beta Carotene

In Food

Beta Carotene can be used as nutrition supplements and food coloring in food.

In Beverage

Beta Carotene can be used as nutrition supplements and beverage coloring.

In Pharmaceutical

Beta Carotene can be used as antioxidants in Pharmaceutical.

In Health and Personal care

Beta-Carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. It is the pigment responsible for the orange color of carrots and it is found in many other fruits and vegetables. In cosmetics and personal care products, Beta-Carotene is used in the formulation of aftershave lotions, bath products, cleansing products, makeup, hair conditioners, shampoos, skin care products and suntan products. Beta-Carotene imparts an orange color to cosmetics and personal care products. It also enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry

Beta Carotene can be used as nutritional supplement in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry feed.

In Other Industries


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