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Betatene® Natural Beta-Carotene

Betatene® is a naturally sourced beta-carotene derived from algae (Dunaliella salina) and part of the broad beta-carotene product range BASF offers. This natural beta-carotene offers a number of health benefits for the  eyes and skin. Betatene® offers excellent quality for applications in dietary supplements as well as functional foods and beverages.

Sources of beta-carotene

Beta-carotene is a micronutrient which mainly occurs in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, as well as in green leafy vegetables. It is widely known as provitamin A as it contributes to vitamin A supply, and an antioxidant.

Benefits of BASF’s Betatene®

  • We provide natural sources of commercially available beta-carotene products which helps to create an alluring, visually appetizing end product with brilliant yellow hue.
  • We offer a broad product range of Betatene® with numerous concentrations for various applications in dietary supplements, beverage and food applications.
  • We have a long reliable production experience for Betatene®.
  • We support our customers and partners with technical application services and development as well as tailor-made trainings in our globally linked labs around the world.

What makes BASF’s Betatene® unique?

Betatene® is a natural source of commercially available beta-carotene products and helps to create an alluring, visually appetizing product with brilliant yellow hue. It’s a natural, safe substitute for artificial colors, and provides clarity, stability, pure taste, and vibrant appearance.


Betatene® is known as a health ingredient and is mainly applied in dietary supplements, including soft gels, capsules and tablets. As provitamin A, beta-carotene is used for the fortification of multivitamin juices, beverages for athletes, food supplement preparations, health foods, etc.

Furthermore, in the food industry, beta-carotene is mainly used as a colorant in several foods such as lemonades, margarine, butter, edible oils, soup powders, pasta, baked goods, confectionery, ice cream, custard, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products.


Disclaimer: The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislations are observed.