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Lutein

Description

Lutein is used as a food coloring and a nutrient. It is a naturally occuring orange-red pigment found naturally in vegetables (corn, spinach, collard greens).

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Allergy Information

Uses

Coloring, Nutrient

E-Number

E161b

Additional Information

Chicken feed can be fortified with lutein to make the chicken skin and egg yolks more yellow. Eating natural foods that are high in lutein, may protect against blindness.



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Dairy products, pasta sauce, crackers, soups, egg substitutes, teas, cereals, soy milk, energy bars, granola bars, beverages, dietary supplements

Possible Health Effects

Allergy Information

Unknown

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Copyright January 31, 2013




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