Canthaxanthin 10% feed grade
Canthaxanthin is a red carotenoid and widely used in the feed industry as an additive for offering red pigmentation. In additional to pigmentation function, canthaxanthin acts as an antioxidant like vitamins C and E, it helps to protect the body cells from the damaging effect of free radicals.
In the poultry industry, canthaxanthin is commonly added to laying hen feeds in order to achieve the desired egg yolk color. It is also used to intensify the broiler skin color. In the pigmentation of salmon and trout, canthaxanthin is added to deliver the desired flesh coloration.
CAS No.: 514-78-3
Chemical Name: 4,4’-dioxo- ß-carotene;
Appearance: violet-red, free-flowing powder;
Fineness (US standard sieves): 100% through sieve No. 20
Loss on drying: 8% max;
Canthaxanthin content:10% min;
As a feed additive to intensify the pigmentation of egg yolk, broiler skin and fish flesh.