Latin name: Daucus caroya ssp.astivus Part used: Root Active ingredient: Anthocyanin Specification: 4:1, 5:1, 10:1
About Black Carrot:
Black carrots are a source for natural food coloring that originate from Turkey and other regions of the Middle East and Asia.
Black carrot extract is derived from carrots with purple or black flesh. The nutrients in this extract are anthocyanins, which have several health benefits and the potential for treating neurological dysfunctions such as Alzheimer’s disease, plus these can counteract toxins that can damage health cells during chemotherapy.
The function and application of Black Carrot Extract:
1.With the function of resisting colon cancer,because the anthocyanin extract of black carrot are capable of inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells.
2.The anthocyanins have many strong anti-inflammatory properties,which might help alleviate sympotoms
associated with inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
3.You may have already heard that blueberries, kiwis and cherry tomatoes are good for your eyes, in fact other anthocyanin-rich foods such as purple carrots may help improve our eyes health too.For instance, enhancing nigh vision,increasing circulation within the capillaries of the retina,fighting macular degeneration and so forth.
4.It is good for people who suffer from venous insufficiency or varicose veins or want to reduce varicose veins via dietary modification.The anthocyanins help fight varicose veins by neutralizing enzymes that destroy connective tissues,by repairing damaged proteins in the blood vessel walls and by promoting circulation and overall health of the vascular system.
The extract has been applied in pharmaceutical and health products as capsules or pills;
in food and beverage field as sweetener.