Beta-Carotene CAS 7235-40-7 C40H56 B-Carotene C.I. Food Orange 5 Provitanin A
Model Number : HMHT0108
|melting point||178-179 °C|
|boiling point||644.94°C (rough estimate)|
|Water solubility||Soluble in hexane, dimethyl sulfoxide, benzene, chloroform, cyclohexane. Insoluble in water.|
|Vapor pressure||0.004Pa at 25℃|
|solubility||hexane: 100μg/mL, soluble|
|Refractive index||1.5630 (estimate)|
|stability||Stable, but sensitive to air, heat and light. Store at -20C under nitrogen. Pyrophoric - may ignite spontaneously in air at room temperature.|
|susceptibility||Air & Light Sensitive|
|colour||red to purple|
25kg/ drum or as per customers ' requirements .
β- Carotene is widely used in general food and health care products.
β- Carotene, as a food additive and nutritional fortifier, has been recommended by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of FAO and the World Health Organization. It has been recognized as Class A excellent nutritional pigment and approved for application in 52 countries and regions in the world. Colorant
first, β- Carotene has good colouring properties. Its colouring range is yellow and orange red. It has strong colouring power, stable and even color, and can coexist with K, Zn, Ca and other elements without discoloration. It is especially suitable for compatibility with children's food. It can also be used for sugar coating of tablets, and its color and stability are better than those of lemon yellow and carmine.  β- Carotene is used in common food by synthesis or fermentation.
β- As a kind of edible oil soluble pigment, carotene can cover all color systems from red to yellow due to its different concentrations, so it is concerned by the food industry. It is very suitable for the development of oil products and protein products. It can be used as an edible orange pigment and nutritional fortifier, such as margarine, capsules, fish paste refined products, vegetarian products, instant noodles, etc. And microencapsulated β- Carotene can be converted into water-soluble pigment and can be used in almost all foods.
Synthetic β- As a food additive, carotene is used in various kinds of food with the function of colorant to give food color.
β- Carotene is widely used in health food as a raw material of nutritional fortifier.
Like other carotenoids, β- Carotene is an antioxidant. Food rich β- The food in carotene can prevent the body from contacting a destructive molecule called free radicals, which can cause damage to cells through the oxidation process.
At the same time, β- Carotene is converted into vitamin A by the body when needed. If the human body takes too much vitamin A, it will cause poisoning. When the human body needs, β- Carotene can be converted into vitamin A, which makes β- Carotene has become a safe source of vitamin A.
and, β- Carotene is an excellent antioxidant. It has a synergistic effect with vitamin E and vitamin C. Their combination is called the "iron triangle" of antioxidants and has a strong antioxidant effect. Add in lipstick, rouge and other cosmetics β- Carotene can make its color natural and plump, nourish and protect skin.
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