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Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenes found in herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Zeaxanthin is one of the xanthophylls, which are found most abundantly in dark, leafy green vegetables, and are crucial to the good health of the eyes. The retina of the eye actually contains a lot of zeaxanthin, which is why it is so important to include this carotenoid in your diet.



Product Details

Product NameZeaxanthin

Molecular FormulaC40H56O2

Molecular Weight566.88

AppearanceOrange powder


Description Of Zeaxanthin

Zeaxanthin is a new type of oil-soluble natural pigment widely found in green leafy vegetables, flowers, fruits, alfalfa and yellow corn. In nature, it often coexists with lutein, β-carotene, cryptoxanthin, etc. to form a mixture of carotenoids.

Zeaxanthin is a typical oil-soluble chloroplast pigment. In nature, wide is found in green leafy vegetables, flowers, fruits, alfalfa and yellow corn. The main pigment of yellow corn is zeaxanthin, which is about 0.1~9mg/kg in corn kernels. Green leafy vegetables are the main dietary source of lutein, but zeaxanthin is less.




Physical Analysis


Lutein 20%(HPLC)20.3%

Mesh Size

100 % pass 80 meshComplies


≤ 5.0%2.85%
Loss on Drying≤ 5.0%2.85%
Chemical Analysis
Heavy Metal≤ 10.0 mg/kgComplies
Pb≤ 2.0 mg/kgComplies
As≤ 1.0 mg/kgComplies
Hg≤ 0.1 mg/kgComplies
Microbiological Analysis
Residue of PesticideNegativeNegative
Total Plate Count≤ 1000cfu/gComplies
Yeast&Mold≤ 100cfu/gComplies

Function Of Zeaxanthin

1. It is metalescent yellow rhombus tabular crystal, extracted by ethanol. It is hardly dissolve in water.

2. It is pure natural pigment and consist in corn, spinage, eggs, fishes, algae, etc. many kinds of plants and animals by modern biotechnology.

3. Widely used in foodstuff industry and cosmetis as natural colorant. Use in medicine and health care product to prevent cataract, macula degeneration and heart disease, improve the illness of pigmentary degeneration of retina. It also have antitumous effect.

4. Prevent Age-related macular degeneration.

5. Prevent Cataract, intima-media thickening, heart disease.

6. Improve Retinitis pigmentosa of disease of patient.

Application Of Zeaxanthin

1. Applied in food field, it is mainly used as food additives for colorant and nutrient.

2. Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is mainly used in vision careproductstoalleviatevisualfatigue, reduce incidence of AMD, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), cataract, retinopathy, myopia, floaters, and glaucoma.

3. Applied in cosmetics, it is mainly used to whitening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection.

4. Applied in feed additive.



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