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Canthaxanthin 10% feed grade

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Canthaxanthin 10% feed grade
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.
CAS No.: 514-78-3
EINECS: 208-187-2
Specifications:
Appearance: violet-red, free-flowing powderï¼›
Fineness (US standard sieves): 100% through sieve No. 20
Loss on drying: 8% max;
Canthaxanthin content:10% min;
USE OF CANTHAXANTHIN IN POULTRY
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.
USE OF CANTHAXANTHIN IN FISH
Market requirements varied over time. The recent trend has been towards increased pigmentation. Between 1976 and 1982, fish flesh contained up to 2.5 mg carotenoids (mainly added canthaxanthin) per kg of flesh in Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon. Then, between 1982-1988, the concentrations increased up to around 3-5 mg/kg.
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