Natural palm mixed-carotenes: benefits beyond clean labels – Part 2

Natural palm mixed-carotenes: benefits beyond clean labels – Part 2

Admin: This is part 2 of the article published on Nutraceutical Business Review. (go to Part 1)

EVTene™ is a natural mixed-carotene complex oil that’s extracted and concentrated from non-GMO Malaysian red oil palm fruit (Elaeis guineensis).

One of its unique attributes is that EVTene™ has a similar carotene composition to that of carrots, comprising approximately 33% alpha-carotene, 65% beta-carotene and 2% other carotenes (such as gamma-carotene and lycopene).

What’s more, EVTene™’s uniqueness doesn’t end there; compared with other commercial sources of carotenes, it also boasts a number of other key attributes (Table I).

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As such, in terms of the best beta-carotene or mixed carotene ingredient for a clean label product, it is clear (from Table I) that palm mixed-carotene is the only true natural mixed-carotene with the same ratio and composition as carrots. Other commercially available beta-carotene sources consist mainly of a single beta-carotene isomer, either derived from algae, a fungus or petroleum.

Mixed-carotene synergism and health

The dietary intake of natural mixed-carotene or carotenoids (a combination of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and other carotenoid compounds) from fruit and vegetables has been shown to confer significant health effects. As a matter of fact, recent studies have demonstrated that the consumption of mixed-carotene helps to promote healthy weight among children and preserve immune health.

Read the full Part II on Nutraceutical Business Review website

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Disclaimer: The statements in the above article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.