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.
Several studies indicate that zeaxanthin and/or lutein may help protect against various eye conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts and blindness.
eggs, kale, spinach, collard greens, romaine lettuce, corn, peas, chard, brussels sprouts, zucchini, soups, cereal, egg products, sauces, juice
Possible Health Effects
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