EVTene™ Natural mixed-carotene complex is a reddish vegetable oil suspension extracted and concentrated from non-GMO, Malaysian virgin crude palm oil (Elaeis guineensis).
EVTene™ contains natural alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, gamma-carotene, lycopene and other carotenoids, a unique mixture of carotenes commonly found in fruits and vegetables. The ratio of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene in EVTene™ is typically 35% and 60% respectively, a ratio that is similar to the carotenoids content found in carrot.
Unlike other beta-carotene sources (algae, fermentative and synthetic beta-carotene) that made up of one single carotene (ie. Beta-carotene alone), the carotenoids derived from fruits and vegetables like palm oil and carrot have significant level of alpha-carotene (30 - 35%) and hence, resulting is a wholesome array of carotenoids.
Alpha- and Beta-carotenes are pro-Vitamin A. Once in the body, they can be converted to Vitamin A when necessary – which is essential for supporting night vision.
The health trend these days increasingly emphasizes on the naturalness and origins of the products, leading to increased demand for transparency in food labeling. For this reason, consumers, retailers, industry and regulators have been progressively sourcing for natural food colorants and EVTene™ fits the bill!
Apart from being a natural plant-derived carotene complex with nutritional values (pro-vitamin A activities), EVTene™ consists of a wholesome spectrum of mixed carotenoids (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, lycopene and other carotenoids) that function synergistically to confer significant health beneficial properties. EVTene™ can be regarded as an “Eco-Friendly Colorant” that colors foods naturally and nutritionally.
EVTene™ is NON-GMO Project verified, 100% Vegetarian, Kosher- and Halal-certified.
Palm Carotenes is GRAS (US FDA GRN No. 320).