Marigold flower extract is major source of lutein. Other resources include green leafy vegetables.
Animal Feed Pigmentation (e.g. poultry skin, egg yolk) – Lutein has primarily been used in the animal feed market as a natural colorant. Lutein was traditionally used in chicken feed to improve the color of broiler chicken skin. Polled consumers viewed yellow chicken skin more favorably than white chicken skin. Such lutein fortification also results in a darker yellow egg yolk. Today the coloring of the egg yolk has become the primary reason for feed fortification.
1. Animal Feed: Used to deepen the color of egg yolk in poultry.
2. Pharma Industry: Benefits in eye related macular degradation prevention, coronary heart disease prevention & cancer prevention.
3. Colouring Agent: Intended for use as a coloring agent and a nutrient supplement as it has certain anti-oxidant properties.
4. Provide color coating to medicines.