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What is the difference between β-carotene and natural carotene?

Update:26-12-2020

In the past, β-carotene manufacturers and natural carrots were not distinguished in the national food standards. There was only β-carotene, but β-carotene was separated in the new GB2760-2014 national standard. And natural carotene, and clarify the standards for the different usage amounts and ranges of the two. So many food manufacturers don't know what to do, they don't know which label their products should be labeled, or which product to use.

β-carotene is a single substance, while natural carotene is a kind of mixture, including Beta-carotene, α-carotene, γ-carotene, etc., and the composition is more complicated. From the point of view of food coloring effect, it can be said that the two are equivalent. From the perspective of price cost, the price of natural carotene is a bit more expensive than β-carotene.