E161b - Lutein

Additive: E161b - Lutein

LUTEIN is a xanthophyll and one of 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Lutein is extracted from the petals of African marigold -Tagetes erecta-. It is approved for use in the EU and Australia and New Zealand. In the United States lutein may not be used as a food coloring for foods intended for human consumption, but can be added to animal feed.

Names: Lutéine, Lutéines, Lutéines de Tagetes erecta, Extrais de tagetes, xantophylles, Extrait de tagetes, Extraits de tagetes, Lutéol de légumes, Bo-Xan