The β-Carotene and antioxidant

An essential source of vitamin A for consumers

In addition to its vibrant colors, our Quali®-Carotene can give food and beverages a real health boost. β-Carotene is the body’s main source of vitamin A and plays an important role in healthy vision, growth and development and healthy immune function – as well as having antioxidant properties.

The appetizing color of butter, eggs, carrots, green vegetables, tomatoes and apples are all examples of the natural beauty of foods containing carotenoids like Quali®-Carotene. In fact, you could say that DSM carotenoids are food colors borrowed directly from nature.

As the company responsible for the world’s first commercial synthesis of β-Carotene, we can provide you with a vast assortment of color choices for formulation into your applications (singly or mixed). Our coloration solutions are tailor-made to meet your exact product specifications and offer unique advantages in supply, cost, quality, application and regulatory requirements.

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More color choices

From pale lemon yellow to vibrant orange and red, we can provide a vast assortment of color choices. Quali®-Carotene can be formulated into your applications, singly or mixed, to produce a virtually unlimited number of color tones and shades, formulated to meet your needs.

Consistent color quality

Quali®-Carotene helps you maintain uniform color consistency throughout your product line. Whereas certain food dyes and extracts have a tendency to become unstable and fade over time, our carotenoids are stable and far more tolerant to the effects of direct sunlight.

Natural colors with health benefits

β-Carotene is a natural pigment – and the body’s main source of vitamin A. This essential vitamin plays an important role in healthy vision, growth and development and healthy immune function. The antioxidant properties of β-Carotene also help protect vital cell constituents from damage caused by free radicals.

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