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 safe source of vitamin A, which 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.

Divi’s Beta-Carotene

As an expert in crystal development, microencapsulation and homogenization, Divi’s offers a variety of stable, nature-identical beta-carotene product forms for use in fortification and coloration.

Our different beta-carotene product formulations – spray dried powders, microencapsulated beadlets, mini beadlets, liquid suspensions, and emulsions containing various carriers – show properties such as water or oil solubility, and can be used in a wide range of liquid and dry applications. Divi’s Beta-Carotene portfolio includes CaroQuick and CaroClear forms which are suitable for specific applications like powder or transparent beverages.

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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.

 

Divi’s extensive Beta-Carotene portfolio for a variety of applications

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

  • Dietary supplements: tablets, effervescent tablets, gummies
  • Beverages: fruit and vegetable juices, soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, flavored water
  • Dairy: yogurt, cheese, buttercream, yogurt smoothies
  • Confectionery: gummies, hard candies, glazes
  • Ice cream: high and low fat ice cream, water ice
  • Bakery: croissants, cakes, cookies, fruit filling
  • Savory: sausages, soups, chips
  • Fats/oils: margarine, UHT oils

Divi’s Natural Beta-Carotene

Divi’s Beta-Carotene portfolio includes natural beta-carotene produced by fermentation of Blakeslea Trispora . The product forms include powder, beadlets, emulsion and suspension for a range of applications in foods, beverages and dietary supplements.

Divi’s offers a number of case studies for the use of beta-carotene in different applications.

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 solubility, use in dry blends
Beta-Carotene
SolubilityFunctionApplication
Product nameProduct CodeCold Water SolubleOil SolubleColorationFortificationBeveragesFoodTablets & Hard-shell CapsulesSoft-gelatin Capsules
Beta-Carotene 1% SD

Spray-dried powder

HNBC01Ax xxx 
Beta-Carotene 1% SD/SF

Spray-dried silicon dioxide free powder

HNBC01Rx  xx 
CaroClear Beta-Carotene 1% SD/C

Spray-dried powder

HNBC01Hx xxx 
CaroQuik Beta-Carotene 1% SD/Q

Spray-dried quick dispersible powder

HNBC01Lx xxx 
Beta-Carotene 5% Color

Spray-dried powder

HNBC05Axx x 
Beta-Carotene 7.5% DC/AF

Directly compressible starch beadlets

HNBC07Cx x x 
Beta-Carotene 10% DG

Starch beadlets

HNBC10Axxxxx 
Beta-Carotene 10% DC

Directly compressible beadlets

HNBC01B   x  x 
Beta-Carotene 1% SD

Spray-dried powder

HNBC01Axx xxx 
Beta-Carotene 10% DG/F

Fish-gelatin beadlets

 

HNBC10Dx xxxx  
CaroQuik Beta-Carotene 10% DG/Q

Quick dispersible beadlets

 

HNBC10Mx xxxx x
Beta-Carotene 15% DG

Starch mini beadlets

 

HNBC15Dx  x x 
Beta-Carotene 20% DC

Directly compressible beadlets

 

HNBC20A   x  x
Beta-Carotene 20% DC/AF

Directly compressible starch beadlets

 

HNBC20Bx  x xx
Beta-Carotene 20% DC/B

Directly compressible bovine-gelatin beadlets

 

HNBC20H   x  x
Beta-Carotene 10% Sun

Suspension in sunflower oil

 

HNBC10G xxx x x
Beta-Carotene 11% Soy

Suspension in soybean oil

 

HNBC11A xxx x x
Beta-Carotene 22% LF

Suspension in corn oil

 

HNBC22A xxx x x
Beta-Carotene 25% LF

Suspension in corn oil

 

HNBC25A xxx x x
Beta-Carotene 30%

Suspension in corn oil

 

HNBC30A xxx x x
Beta-Carotene 30% Sun

Suspension in sunflower oil

 

HNBC30C xxx x x
Beta-Carotene 1% Emulsion

 

HNBC01Cx x xx  
Beta-Carotene 2% Emulsion

 

HNBC02Ax x xx  
Beta-Carotene 5% Emulsion B

 

HNBC05Cx xxxx  
Beta-Carotene 10% Emulsion R

 

HNBC10Fx xxxx  

 

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 solubility, use in dry blends
Natural Beta-Carotene
SolubilityFunctionApplication
Product nameProduct CodeCold Water SolubleOil SolubleColorationFortificationBeveragesFoodTablets & Hard-shell CapsulesSoft-gelatin Capsules
Beta-Carotene 1% SD/N

Natural spray-dried powder

HNBC01Dx x xx  
Beta-Carotene 10% DG/N

Natural dispersible grade beadlets

HNBC10Hx xxxx  
Beta-Carotene 20% DC/AFN

Natural directly compressible starch beadlets

HNBC20Ex  x xx 
Beta-Carotene 2% Emulsion/N

Natural emulsion

HNBC02Ex x xx  
Beta-Carotene 30% Sun/N

Natural suspension in sunflower oil

HNBC30G xxx x x