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Food Additives > Natural Food Colors > Canthaxanthin

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Color Natural orange
Pigment Carotenoid
Source mushrooms, bird feathers, marine invertebrates
Solubility slightly water soluble
Application tanning pills, fruit-spreads, candies, syrups, sauces, carbonated drinks

Canthaxanthin is one of the two major carotenoids found in nature. It is a natural pigment used for coloring different vegetables and poultry. The pigment is also found in brightly coloured feathers of birds. It absorbs ultra violet photon and decreases the chances of skin cancer.

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