Dunaliella Salina source of β-Caroten

β-Caroten is a carotenoid found in all green plants where it is localized in the chloroplast.

It is used in food industry for many purpose and has also been shown to be a good scavenger of free radicals.

It appears therefore to have a role as a protective agent against many health problems.

At present, most of the commercially available β-caroten is produced by synthetic means but at same time it can be also produced by  Dunaliella Salina.

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