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Is β-каротин vegan?

Β-каротин is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is β-каротин?

Β-каротин (beta-carotene) is a bright red-orange pigment found in many fruits and vegetables, particularly in carrots. It is a type of carotenoid, which are organic pigments that play a crucial role in photosynthesis and provide the vibrant colors of plants. The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy vision, skin, and immune function. Beta-carotene also acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals. Its benefits extend beyond health, as it is commonly used as a natural food colorant in a variety of products.

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