Due to the potential for health benefits, the importance of carotenoids is growing. Since this group of compounds
is used in medical as well as food and cosmetic applications, a review of the current sources of carotenoids is undertaken.
A literature survey is presented related to the methods currently used for the extraction of carotenoids from
plants: low-pressure solvent extraction by different techniques and supercritical fluid extraction. The process parameters
and their influence on carotenoids yield are considered. The cost of manufacturing carotenoids-rich extracts by supercritical
fluid extraction is also discussed.
Keywords: Carotenoids, manufacturing cost, organic solvent extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, vegetables.
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