Plant-based Food Color

【Marigold Flower-Lutein】

CAS No.:127-40-2
Chemical formula: C40H56O2
Appearance: Orange yellow to orange red powder
Source: Marigold flower

Lutein powder: HPLC / UV 5% -80%
Feed grade Lutein: UV 2%
Lutein CWS powder: HPLC 5%

Product Introduction

Natural Nutrients
Lutein belongs to a type of carotenoid, mainly present in green plants, and is an important component of plant photosynthesis.

Protect eyes
Lutein can absorb ultraviolet and blue light to reduce damage to the eyes. Many studies have shown that Lutein can prevent eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration, improve night vision and adaptability to low light environments. Antioxidant
Lutein can help the body resist the damage of free radicals and prevent many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

The market audience for Lutein products
Lutein supplements are very popular in the market, available in tablets, soft capsules, oral solutions and other forms. They can also be formulated with other nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E.

The main advantage of Day Natural

Our Lutein products have bright colors, high activity and long-lasting colors, which can completely replace artificial synthetic pigments. They are widely used in food, beverages, health products and cosmetics coloring. Through scientific cultivation and strict control, we can produce Lutein products that meet the standards and requirements of different countries and regions.We have established long-term and stable cooperative relationships with upstream planting bases. From Marigold flower selection, cultivation to harvest, everything is under strict control to obtain high-quality raw material petals.

Lutein products have been tested by authoritative institutions such as SGS and Merieux NutriSciences, fully meeting the food grade standards in Europe, America and other regions. We have a highly automated production line and quality control system. Our products have stable quality and are trusted by domestic and foreign customers. We have passed Halal, Kosher certification and exported to dozens of countries and regions such as Europe, America and Southeast Asia.

The following are cases and literature on the application of Lutein in eye health care:

Lutein can prevent and slow age-related macular degeneration. Through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, Lutein can slow down the necrosis of retinal cells and choroidal cells, thereby preventing and delaying the occurrence and development of AMD.1 2

Lutein can prevent and slow diabetic retinopathy. Lutein can inhibit VEGF and other angiogenic factors to reduce new blood vessel formation in diabetic retinopathy. 3 4

Lutein helps relieve eye fatigue and dry eye symptoms. Lutein can increase tear secretion and fluidity, protect the cornea and conjunctiva, and thus relieve eye fatigue and dry eye symptoms caused by prolonged screen time. 5



1 Seddon JM, Ajani UA, Sperduto RD, et al. Dietary carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and advanced age-related macular degeneration. JAMA.1994;272(18):1413-1420.

2 Chong EW, Kreis AJ, Wong TY, et al. Dietary antioxidants and primary prevention of age related macular degeneration: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2008 Oct 8;337:a685.

3 Kowluru RA, Kanwar M. Effects of Lutein on retinal vascular diseases. Planta Med. 2007 Oct;73(12):1265-8.

4 森山裕子,高山真生子, 黄斑変性症に対するルテインの有効性. 薬理と治療 2008, 36: 643-648.

5 Sheppard Jr AL, Wolffsohn JS. Digital eye strain: prevalence, measurement and amelioration. BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr 13;3(1):e000146.

The following are examples and references for the application of Lutein in food coloring::

1.橙汁饮料:可替代人工色素,提供明亮的橘黄色。Zhang ZS, Ma GH, et al. Application of plant pigments as colorants for foods and beverages. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies.2010;11:221-228.

2.酸奶:用于提供淡黄色,增强视觉吸引力及产品质量。Gupta S, Jaiswal N, et al. Application of natural dyes on dairy food products. Flavour Technology. 2010;125:331-336.

3.面包和蛋糕:用于提供金黄色和增强产品质量。Song J, Shi H, et al. Use of sumac (Rhus chinensis Mill) extracts as a yellow colorant for butter cakes. Bioactive Carotenoids and Retinoids.2008;324:85-92.

4.制果酱:提供类似天然水果浓香色和提高产品质量。Liu X, Cao Y, et al. Polyphenol oxidases immobilized in organic gels for fruit jam making. International Journal of Food Properties.2014;17:2276-2285.

5.果味零食:提供金黄色和视觉吸引力。Fernández-León MF, Fernández-León AM, et al. Application of edible films and coatings based on pea protein isolate for persimmon fruit protection. Food Chemistry. 2018;15:289.

6.药用糖果:增强产品质量和提供视觉效果。Qin Y, Ni Y, et al. Effects of yellow light irradiation on quality maintaining postharvest strawberry fruit. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 2016;56:39-45.

7.果酱糖和软糖:取代人工食用色素提供金黄色。Yao L, Liu X, et al., Effect of plant polyphenols on colour of fruit jelly and soft candy. Journal of Food Science. 2011;76:600-606.

8.椰奶:提供天然黄色着色剂和增强产品质量。Zainoldin KH, Baba AS. Coconut milk emulsion as natural dye for tuna sausage as nitrite replacer. International Food Research Journal.2009;16:547-553.

9.蜂蜜:提供淡黄色着色剂和增强产品质量。Saxena S, Tripathi B, et al. Natural dye based honey in comparison with sucrose solution on microstructure, texture and sensory properties of white chocolate. African Journal of Food Science.2010;4:751-757.

10.儿食品:提供安全..的黄色着色料。Rodriguez-Amaya D, Kimura M. HarvestPlus Handbook for Carotenoid Analysis.2008:2-3.

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