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β-Carotene, the most common and stable natural pigment

β-Carotene is one of the carotenoids, an orange yellow lipid soluble compound that is the most common and stable natural pigment in nature. It belongs to natural chemicals and mainly comes from natural foods such as green plants and yellow and orange fruits.


    Beta-carotene is the molecule that gives carrots their orange color. It is part of a family of chemicals called the carotenoids, which are found in many fruit and vegetables, as well as some animal products such as egg yolks. Biologically, beta carotene is most important as the precursor of vitamin A. It also has anti-oxidant properties and may help in preventing cancer and other diseases.
    Beta-Carotene is also known as a provitamin because it can be converted in our body into vitamin A after oxidative cleavage by beta carotene 15, 150-dioxygenase. In plants, beta carotene, acts as an anti-oxidant and neutralizes singlet oxygen radicals formed during photosynthesis.




    1. Food Field
    Beta-Carotene besides caducity resistance and immunity improvement,beta carotene is also an important pigment and confirmed as nutritious food additive. Beta Carotene can be used as intensifying agent for lipid foods such as margarine salad oil and benne oil to help beta carotene absorption by human body.
    2. Medical Field
    Beta-Carotene is recognized to have functions of anti-oxidation, anti-tumor, caducity resistance, etc., for instance, beta carotene can improve immunity of AIDS patients.
    3. Cosmetic Field
    Beta-Carotene extractives contain abundant amino acid, vitamin, natural wet factor, microelement and other bioactive substances, and cosmetics (lipstick, kermes, etc.) added with beta carotene present natural and full color and luster and protect skin.
    4. Forage Additive
    Beta-Carotene can improve growth rate and flesh quality of animals, reproductivity of cattle, horse and pig, color and luster of red fish and shrimp, and darken color of bird's egg.

    Product specification

    Product Name: 

    Beta carotene 

    Other Name:

    β carotene 


    Orange Red to Reddish-brown Powder

    CAS NO:


    Molecular formula



    1% powder,10% powder,20% powder

    Place of Origin:

    China (Mainland)




    Natural color,Food Supplement,Healthy Products

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