Apocarotenal

Trans-Beta-Apo-8′-carotenal

E160e
CFR 73.90

Apocarotenal is a carotenoid available in citrus fruits and some vegetables such as spinach. Like beta-carotene, in the human body it transforms into Vitamin A. While beta-carotene contributes yellow to orange hues, apocarotenal contributes orange to red hues. Nature-identical apocarotenal colouring is relatively heat stable but degrades with light exposure.

FIGURE 1: Trans-Beta-Apo-8′-carotenal

Apocarotenal