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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene is a member of the carotenoid family: Highly pigmented (red, orange and yellow), fat-soluble compounds found in many fruits, grains, oils, and vegetables.
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As an intense pigment, Beta-Carotene finds widespread use as a colorant in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications.

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Our range of coloration-specific Beta-Carotene formulations offer ease-of-use, superior color stability and guaranteed minimum color intensity.


Key benefits

A sufficient intake of Beta-Carotene is important as it functions as:

  • A safe source of vitamin A, helping the body reach the level of vitamin A required for normal growth and development, good vision and eye health, a strong immune system, and healthy skin
  • An antioxidant that contributes to protecting the body against the damaging effects of free radicals (which can increase the risk of developing certain diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer).
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These attributes, combined with Beta-Carotene’s high pigmentation, make it an extremely effective and healthy color for use in food, beverage and pharmaceutical preparations.

Applications

As the most efficient ‘provitamin A carotenoid’ Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A only when the body needs it. Thus Beta-Carotene is used extensively in dietary supplements and ‘ACE’ antioxidant beverages where it offers a safe source of vitamin A.

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Beta-Carotene is also used extensively as a colorant in food, beverage and pharmaceutical formulations where it’s healthy attributes, excellent stability (when used in the presence of an antioxidant) and high-color strength make it ideal as a yellow, orange or orange-red colorant.

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We offer a range of carotenoids formulated for superior performance in soft gel capsules, directly compressed tablets and two-piece hard-shell capsules. DSM’s coloration-specific Beta-Carotene formulations offer ease-of-use, superior color stability and guaranteed minimum color intensity.