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Zeaxanthin

Description

Used as a food dye. One of the most common carotenoid alcohols found in nature. This orange-red pigment gives corn and saffron their coloring. Also found in eggs, leafy greens, and peas. Added to foods such as soups and cereal.

Zeaxanthin - Quick Stats

Allergy Information

Uses

Coloring, Nutrient

Additional Information

Several studies indicate that zeaxanthin and/or lutein may help protect against various eye conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts and blindness.



Found In

eggs, kale, spinach, collard greens, romaine lettuce, corn, peas, chard, brussels sprouts, zucchini, soups, cereal, egg products, sauces, juice

Possible Health Effects

See additional information section

Allergy Information

Unknown

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