Beta-carotene is the molecule that gives carrots their orange colour.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.
|Basic Product Information||Daucus carrot|
|Genus and Species||Conform|
|Part of the Plant||Fruit||Conform|
|Country of Origin||China||Conform|
|Method of Processing||Extraction||Conform|
|Drying Method||Spray drying||Conform|
|Particle Size (80 mesh)||98.0%pass 80mesh||Conform|
|Solvent Residue||Eur Pharm||Conform|
|Total Heavy Metals||<10 ppm||Conform|
|Total Plate Count||<1,000cfu/g||365cfu/g|
|Total Yeast & Mold||<100cfu/g||70cfu/g|
1.Beta Carotene is an antioxidant and therefore may offer some protection against certain cancers and other diseases.
2.Beta Carotene is a naturally occurring substance present in green and yellow fruits and vegetables.
3.Beta Carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body and beta carotene is used as a vitamin supplement to prevent or treat vitamin A deficiency.
4.Beta Carotene can help prevent or treat reactions to the sun in some specific groups of patients.