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Marigold Extract Lutein is a food additive and new food material

Jul 20, 2021

The main source of lutein and esters is marigold flowers. Many people recognize the benefits of marigold extract lutein in eye health. It can be used in ordinary foods. It is often seen that eye jelly and child food supplements use this ingredient. , Which shows its importance in the development of daily functional foods. The national standard GB 26405-2011 is the standard for food additives-marigold extract lutein. The simple process is described as using marigold oleoresin as raw material, saponified, extracted and refined.

Marigold Extract Lutein

Moreover, in 2008, the Ministry of Health Document No. 12 approved lutein ester (chemical name: Marigold Extract Lutein dipalmitate) as a new food material. Its initial source is marigold flower. The process description uses marigold flower as raw material and dehydrated and crushed , solvent extraction, purification of low molecular weight alcohol and vacuum concentration.It is stipulated that the daily usage amount is ≤12 mg/day; the usage scope includes bakery food, dairy products, beverages, instant cereals, frozen beverages, condiments and sweets, but does not include infant food.

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