Beta-Carotene

Divi’s extensive portfolio for coloration and fortification

About Beta-Carotene

Beta-carotene, a carotenoid naturally found in many green leafy and yellow plants, is a fat soluble, yellow-orange pigment with two major functions:

  • Fortification: Beta-carotene is a provitamin A, a precursor to the production of vitamin A in the body, and as such a safe source of vitamin A. It supports immune function, eye, skin and cardiovascular health. It also demonstrates strong antioxidant properties.
  • Coloration: Beta-carotene is used as healthy color in a variety of dietary supplement, food and beverage applications.
Divis Beta Carotene

Divi’s nature-identical Beta-Carotene

As an expert in chemical synthesis and microencapsulation, Divi’s offers a variety of stable, synthetic and natural beta-carotene product forms for use in fortification and coloration.

Our portfolio includes spray dried powders, microencapsulated beadlets, mini beadlets, liquid suspensions and emulsions, as well as CaroQuick and CaroClear forms for powder or transparent beverages.

Divi’s Beta-Carotene offers superior performance in many applications:

  • Excellent uniformity
  • Superior stability in both liquid and dry applications
  • pH stability from 3 to 7
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Micro-encapsulated beta-carotene for fine powders

For superior uniformity in fine powders like premixes, Divi’s developed Mini-Beads, which are about 30% finer than regular beadlets, thanks to an exclusive micro-encapsulation process.

Silicon dioxide-free beta-carotene for supplements, foods and beverages

To help our customers target consumer demand for additive-free supplements, food and beverages, our range also includes silicon dioxide-free product forms.

Quick dispersible beta-carotene for powder beverages

Divi’s unique CaroQuik beadlets are designed to enhance rapid, cold water dispersion of fortified powder beverages. Due to their innovative formulation, these specialty carotenoid beadlets improve powder beverage dissolution times. They offer fortification and color features for application in today’s popular sticks, dispersion caps and powder canister packaging.

Bright color for transparent beverages

An increasing number of consumers consciously choose more natural diet. Divi’s CaroClear Beta-Carotene is a nature-identical colorant that can be used to color clear and transparent beverages, such as flavored waters and soft drinks, but also energy and sports drinks. The result is a bright, transparent color that makes beverages very appealing to consumers. Divi’s CaroClear Beta-Carotene is taste neutral and shows excellent stability in applications

About Divis Beta Carotene

Divi’s natural Beta-Carotene

Divi’s offers natural beta-carotene produced by fermentation of Blakeslea TrisporaThe product forms include powder, beadlets, emulsion and suspension for a range of applications in foods, beverages and dietary supplements.

Our natural Beta-Carotene portfolio recently expanded with the addition of CaroNat, produced from carrot juice concentrate.

Naturally sourced coloration for clean labels

Consumers are highly concerned about the effects of artificial dyes on health and are looking for more natural options. CaroNat is made of plant-sourced ingredients only and helps food marketers in their transition to clean labels.

CaroNat is a naturally sourced food ingredient made of carrot juice concentrate. It inherently contains Beta-Carotene and is used for dark yellow to orange coloration of a variety of foods and beverages. Divi’s innovative production process provides the stabilization of this natural ingredient in a silicon-dioxide free powder form for easy handling and excellent stability in applications.

No seasonal variations for constant availability

CaroNat is available throughout the year thanks to a production process which overcomes seasonal variations.

Fresh carrots are harvested and immediately processed to stable carrot juice concentrate. At a later stage, the concentrate is transformed into CaroNat fine powder.

The composition of CaroNat, based only on natural, plant-based ingredients, allows claims such as no artificial color/ingredient, vegetarian, vegan.

About Divis Beta Carotene

CaroNat offers superior performance in many applications:

  • Natural dark yellow to orange coloration
  • Easy handling thanks to stabilized powder form
  • Consistent color shade in food preparations due to equalization of natural Beta-Carotene content
  • Superior stability during processes such as pasteurization, baking etc.
  • Good dispersibility in beverage applications
  • Desirable appearance of final products

We offer case studies for the use of CaroCare in a wide range of applications. Contact us to request CaroNat application sheets.

A variety of applications

Divi’s Beta-Carotene can be used in a wide range of applications. These include, but are not limited to:

Divis Beta Carotene in Supplements

Supplements

Tablets
Effervescent tablets
Powders
Hard-shell capsules
Soft-gelatin capsules
Gummies

Divi's Beta Carotene in Beverages

Beverages

Fruit juices
Vegetable juices
Smoothies
Soft drinks
Energy drinks
Sports drinks
Flavored water
Powdered drinks

Divi's Beta Carotene in Dairy

Dairy

Yogurt
Yogurt smoothies
Cheese
Buttercream
Whipped topping

Divis Beta Carotene in Bakery

Bakery

Croissants
Cakes
Rolls
Cookies
Fruit filling
Bread

Divis Beta-Carotene in Confectinary

CONFECTIONARY

Gummies
Hard candies
Glazes

Divis BetaCarotene in Frozen Desserts

Frozen Desserts

Ice cream
Low fat ice cream
Water ice
Frozen dairy desserts

Divis Beta-Carotene in Fats and Oils

Fats/Oils

Margarines
Oil spreads
Oils
UHT oils

Divis Beta Carotene in Savory Foods

Savory

Soups
Crakers
Pasta
Sausages
Chips

Tailor-made solutions for specific needs

At Divi’s Nutraceuticals, we listen to our customers and understand their needs. We offer versatile and personalized solutions to help them achieve their objectives in terms of innovation and product development. In addition to our extensive beta-carotene portfolio, we can adapt our product formulations and solution concentrations to fit the individual needs of our customers.

Divi’s Beta-Carotene Portfolio

  • Product forms: spray-dried powders, microencapsulated beadlets, liquid suspensions and emulsions
  • Matrix (or carrier) variation in each product form supports specific application functions: water or oil dispersibility use in dry blends

Beta-Carotene
Dispersibility Function Application
Product name Product Code Cold Water Dispersible Oil Dispersible Coloration Fortification Beverages Food Tablets & Hard-shell Capsules Soft-gelatin Capsules
Beta-Carotene 1% SD

Spray-dried powder

HNBC01A x   x x x  
Beta-Carotene 1% SD/SF

Spray-dried silicon dioxide free powder

HNBC01R x    x x x  
CaroClear Beta-Carotene 1% SD/C

Spray-dried powder

HNBC01H x   x x x  
CaroQuik Beta-Carotene 1% SD/Q

Spray-dried quick dispersible powder

HNBC01L x   x x x  
Beta-Carotene 5% Color

Spray-dried powder

HNBC05A x x   x  
Beta-Carotene 7.5% DC/AF

Directly compressible starch beadlets

HNBC07C x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 10% DG

Starch beadlets

HNBC10A x x x x x  
Beta-Carotene 10% DC

Directly compressible beadlets

HNBC01B     x     x  
Beta-Carotene 10% DC/AF

Directly compressible starch beadlets

HNB10C x x x  
Beta-Carotene 10% DG/F

Fish-gelatin beadlets

HNBC10D x   x x x x    
CaroQuik Beta-Carotene 10% DG/Q

Quick dispersible beadlets

HNBC10M x   x x x x  
Beta-Carotene 15% DG

Starch mini beadlets

HNBC15D x   x   x  
Beta-Carotene 20% DC

Directly compressible beadlets

HNBC20A     x     x
Beta-Carotene 20% DC/AF

Directly compressible starch beadlets

HNBC20B x   x   x x
Beta-Carotene 20% DC/B

Directly compressible bovine-gelatin beadlets

HNBC20H     x     x
Beta-Carotene 10% Sun

Suspension in sunflower oil

HNBC10G   x x x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 11% Soy

Suspension in soybean oil

HNBC11A   x x x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 22% LF

Suspension in corn oil

HNBC22A   x x x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 25% LF

Suspension in corn oil

HNBC25A   x x x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 30%

Suspension in corn oil

HNBC30A   x x x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 30% Sun

Suspension in sunflower oil

HNBC30C   x x x   x   x
Beta-Carotene 1% Emulsion
HNBC01C x   x   x x    
Beta-Carotene 2% Emulsion
HNBC02A x   x   x x    
Beta-Carotene 5% Emulsion B
HNBC05C x   x x x x    
Beta-Carotene 10% Emulsion R
HNBC10F x   x x x x    

 

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene 1% SD (HNBC01A) Spray-Dried Powder

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration
  • Application: Beverages, Food

Beta-Carotene 1% SD/SF (HNBC01R) Spray-Dried Silicon Dioxide Free Powder

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration
  • Application: Beverages, Food

CaroClear Beta-Carotene 1% SD/C (HNBC01H) Spray-Dried Powder

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration
  • Application: Beverages, Food

CaroQuik Beta-Carotene 1% SD/Q (HNBC01L) Spray-Dried Quick Dispersable Powder

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration
  • Application: Beverages, Food

Beta-Carotene 5% Color (HNBC05A) Spray-Dried Powder

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration
  • Application: Food

Beta-Carotene 7.5% DC/AF (HNBC07C) Directly Compressible Starch Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Food, Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

Beta-Carotene 10% DG (HNBC10A) Starch Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Beverages, Food

Beta-Carotene 10% DC (HNBC01B) Starch Beadlets

  • Dispersibility:
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

Beta-Carotene 10% DC/AF (HNBC10C) Directly Compressible Starch Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Food, Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

Beta-Carotene 10% DG/F (HNBC01D) Fish-Gelatin Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Beverages, Food

CaroQuik Beta-Carotene 10% DG/Q (HNBC10M) Quick Dispersible Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Beverages

Beta-Carotene 15% DG (HNBC15D) Starch Mini Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Food

Beta-Carotene 20% DC (HNBC20A) Directly Compressible Beadlets

  • Dispersibility:
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

Beta-Carotene 20% DC/AF (HNBC20B) Directly Compressible Starch Beadlets

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Food, Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

Beta-Carotene 20% DC/B (HNBC20H) Directly Compressible Bovine-Gelatin Beadlets

  • Dispersibility:
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

Beta-Carotene 10% Sun (HNBC10G) Suspension in Sunflower Oil

  • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

Beta-Carotene 11% Soy (HNBC11A) Suspension in Soybean Oil

  • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

Beta-Carotene 22% LF (HNBC22A) Suspension in Corn Oil

  • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

Beta-Carotene 25% LF (HNBC25A) Suspension in Corn Oil

  • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

Beta-Carotene 30% (HNBC30A) Suspension in Corn Oil

  • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

Beta-Carotene 30% Sun (HNBC30C) Suspension in Sunflower Oil

  • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

Beta-Carotene 1% Emulsion (HNBC01C)

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Beverages, Food

Beta-Carotene 2% Emulsion (HNBC02A)

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Fortification
  • Application: Beverages, Food

Beta-Carotene 5% Emulsion B (HNBC05C)

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Beverages, Food

Beta-Carotene 10% Emulsion R (HNBC10F)

  • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
  • Function: Coloration, Fortification
  • Application: Beverages, Food

    Divi’s Natural Beta-Carotene Portfolio

    • Source: microalgae Blakeslea Trispora
    • Product forms: spray dried powders, microencapsulated beadlets, liquid suspensions and emulsions
    • Matrix (or carrier) variation in each product form supports specific application functions: water or oil dispersibility, use in dry blends
    Natural Beta-Carotene (microalgae Blakeslea Trispora)
    Dispersibility Function Application
    Product name Product Code Cold Water Dispersible Oil Dispersible Coloration Fortification Beverages Food Tablets & Hard-shell Capsules Soft-gelatin Capsules
    Beta-Carotene 1% SD/N

    Natural spray-dried powder

    HNBC01D x   x   x x    
    Beta-Carotene 10% DG/N

    Natural dispersible grade beadlets

    HNBC10H x   x x x x    
    Beta-Carotene 20% DC/AFN

    Natural directly compressible starch beadlets

    HNBC20E x     x   x x  
    Beta-Carotene 2% Emulsion/N

    Natural emulsion

    HNBC02E x   x   x x    
    Beta-Carotene 30% Sun/N

    Natural suspension in sunflower oil

    HNBC30G   x x x   x   x
    Natural Beta-Carotene

    Beta-Carotene 1% SD/N (HNBC01D) Natural Spray-Dried Powder

    • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
    • Function: Coloration
    • Application: Beverages, Food

    Beta-Carotene 10% DG/N (HNBC10H) Natural Dispersible Grade Beadlets

    • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
    • Function: Coloration, Fortification
    • Application: Beverages, Food

    Beta-Carotene 20% DC/AFN (HNBC20E) Natural Directly Compressible Starch Beadlets

    • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
    • Function: Fortification
    • Application: Food, Tablets and Hard-Shell Capsules

    Beta-Carotene 2% Emulsion/N (HNBC02E) Natural Emulsion

    • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
    • Function: Coloration
    • Application: Beverages, Food

    Beta-Carotene 30% Sun/N (HNBC30G) Natural Suspension in Sunflower Oil

    • Dispersibility: Oil Dispersible
    • Function: Coloration, Fortification
    • Application: Food, Soft-Gelatin Capsules

        Divi’s Natural Beta-Carotene Portfolio

        • Source: carrot juice concentrate
        • Product form: spray-dried powder

        Natural Beta-Carotene (carrot juice concentrate)
        Dispersibility Function Application
        Product name Product Code Cold Water Dispersible Oil Dispersible Coloration Fortification Beverages Food Tablets & Hard-shell Capsules Soft-gelatin Capsules

        CaroNat 0.2% SD/SF

        Natural spray-dried silicon-free powder

        HNBC00E x   x   x x    
        Natural Beta-Carotene (carrot juice concentrate)

        CaroNat 0.2% SD/SF (HNBC00E) Natural Spray-Dried Silicon-Free Powder

        • Dispersibility: Cold Water Dispersible
        • Function: Coloration
        • Application: Beverages, Food

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