LycoRed Corp. introduced a new micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins at the Supply Side Marketplace show in New York. The line is highly stable, vegetarian, kosher, halal and manufactured in the United States by fluid bed, the company says. The new starch beadlet formulations are free-flowing and suitable for use in tableting. They also were designed for use in dry blend beverages, as the coating is water soluble. The starch beadlets are initially available for carotenoids lycopene, beta carotene and lutein, as well as vitamins D and A-acetate.

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