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Apocarotenal > for food fortification

Carotenoids are not essential but they have a lot of important functions in the human body. Some of the carotenoids have a provitamin A, such as the carotenoid Apocarotenal. Carotenoids are an important source for vitamin A in the human nutrition.

Properties of Apocarotenal

  • β-Apo-8’-carotenal
  • available as oily dispersion
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of Apocarotenal

Apocarotenal as oily dispersion is mainly used for colouring (E 160e) of fats, oils, margarine, and other fat-containing foods. 

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About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium sized customers. Our product range covers selected speciality chemicals and performance polymers to a variety of industries as well as raw materials and additives for the pharma, food, animal nutrition and personal care industry. 

Our solutions for the human nutrition industry cover health ingredients like vitamins, plant sterols, carotenoids, Omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid, besides others. As food additives we offer antioxidants, emulsifiers, whipping emulsifiers, baking enzymes, functional fat powders, and lipids.