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Researchers tap into carrots for colour and health


July 16, 2010
By Lindsey Partos

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July 16, 2010 – White, yellow and pink carrot varieties developed in France unlock new natural colours to target booming demand from food formulators.

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July 16, 2010 – White, yellow and pink carrot varieties developed in France unlock new natural colours to target booming demand from food formulators.

The three year study, that involved seed firm Vilmorin, colour supplier Diana Naturel, Angers university and the government-funded science laboratory INRA, studied: factors involved in pigmentation; the nutritional profile for carrots of 'all colours'; and the diversity of their pigments.

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