Zeaxanthin

Zeaxanthin
Zeaxanthin
Product Description
Name:Zeaxanthin
Synonyms:(3R,3'R)-beta,beta-Carotene-3,3'-diol; 4-[18-(4-Hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]-3,5,5-trimethyl-cyclohex-3-en-1-ol
Molecular Formula:C40H56O2
Molecular Weight:568.88
CAS Registry Number:144-68-3
EINECS:205-636-4
Within the central macula, zeaxanthin is the dominant component, whereas in the peripheral retina, lutein predominates.
As a food additive, zeaxanthin is a food dye with E number E161h.
Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenoid alcohols found in nature. It is the pigment that gives paprika (made from bell peppers), corn, saffron, and many other plants their characteristic color.sZeaxanthin breaks down to form picrocrocin and safranal, which are responsible for the taste and aroma of saffron.
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