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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Canthaxanthin

Canthaxanthin is known mainly as the natural pigment of the orange-yellow Chanterelle mushroom, but also occurs in various lower animals, some crustaceans, insects, fishes and birds. Besides its pigmentation properties, Canthaxanthin has various physiological functions and can be converted into vitamin A in case of deficiency.
Canthaxanthin crystals

Canthaxanthin is used for egg yolk and broiler pigmentation as the red component of the yolk color - and in foods and cosmetics requiring a more orange-red hue.


Key benefits

Canthaxanthin is mainly used for egg yolk and broiler pigmentation, as the red component of the yolk.

Orange and yellow juice in glasses

However, Canthaxanthin is also used as a colorant in food, beverage and pharmaceutical preparations where it imparts an orange-red to red color shade.

Applications

Canthaxanthin is used as a colorant in food, beverages and pharmaceutical applications where it imparts an orange-red to red color shade.

Ice cream on a cone

DSM’s Canthaxanthin 10% CWS/S is an animal-and-allergen-free formulation that offers ease-of-use, excellent stability and a guaranteed minimum-color intensity.