Beta-Carotene - Properties and Production Methods

Ludmiła Bogacz-Radomska , Joanna Harasym

Abstract

β-Carotene belongs to a group of more than 600 compounds, jointly called as carotenoids. It has numerous biological functions in the human body and because human is not able to synthesize any of them, it is necessary to supply these valuable compounds with food or pharmaceuticals. Rising, therefore, market demand stimulates the development of its diverse production methods. Originally β-carotene was recovered from plants by physicochemical extraction and mainly from carrots. Nowadays β-carotene is mainly produced through chemical synthesis. But quite recently biotechnology makes a great approach toward β-carotene production as bioactive compounds of natural origin reveal higher bioaccessibility and higher consumer trust on market.
Author Ludmiła Bogacz-Radomska (EaE / IChaFT / DBaFA)
Ludmiła Bogacz-Radomska,,
- Department of Biotechnology and Food Analysis
, Joanna Harasym (EaE / IChaFT / DBaFA)
Joanna Harasym,,
- Department of Biotechnology and Food Analysis
Journal seriesFood Quality and Safety, ISSN 2399-1399, e-ISSN 2399-1402, (15 pkt)
Issue year2018
No2
Pages69-74
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishBeta-carotene, Properties, Production methods
DOIDOI:10.1093/fqsafe/fyy004
Languageen angielski
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