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

Update:24-08-2019

In the past, Beta-carotene and natural carrots were not distinguished in the national food safety standards, only Beta-carotene, but in the latest GB2760-2014 national standard, Beta-carotene and natural carotene were separated. And clarify the criteria for the different usage and range of the two.

Beta-carotene is a single substance, and natural carotene is a mixture of Beta-carotene, α-carotene, γ-carotene, etc., and the composition is relatively complicated. From the point of view of food coloring effect, it can be said that the two are equivalent. In terms of price and cost, the price of natural carotene is a little more expensive than beta-carotene. The above is the difference between Beta-carotene and natural carotene.