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Lutein(CAS No.127-40-2),Luteine trans-lutein,E161b

Lutein(CAS No.127-40-2),Luteine trans-lutein,E161b

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Name: Lutein

Synonyms: Marigold extract; Calendula extract; Xanthophyll; alpha-Carotene-3,3'-diol

Molecular Formula: C40H56O2

Molecular Weight: 568.88

CAS Number: 127-40-2

EINECS: 204-840-0

 

 

Lutein is one of over 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, lutein is employed by organisms as an antioxidant and for blue light absorption.

Lutein was traditionally used in chicken feed to provide the yellow color of broiler chicken skin.

As a food additive, lutein has the E number E161b and is extracted from the petals of marigold (Tagetes erecta).

 

 

It has Marigold Oleoresin and Lutein Powder of different assays.

 

Food Grade Lutein Powder 10%

Item

Specification

Assay

10% Min.

Residue of solvent

25mg/kg Max.

Moisture

8% Max.

Ash

3.0% Max.

Heavy metal

10mg/kg Max.

Mold and Yeast

100cfu/g Max.

E. coli

3cfu/g Max.

Total Aerobic

1000cfu/g Max.

Salmonella

Negative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging: Vacuumed packed in aluminum-plasctic bag or as per customers' requirements.

Storage:stored in a cool and dry place,keep away from light and heat

Shelf life:12months when stored in a well-closed container under 18oC