【Appearance】:Dark red brown fine particle
【Specification】:5% 10% 20%
【Annual supply capacity】:1,500 tons
【Delivery time】:1-3 working days
【Shelf Life】:24 Months
Lutein ester microencapsulated powder
1. Introduction of lutein esters
Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid that is widely found in natural plants such as marigold, pumpkin and cabbage. Marigold is particularly rich in lutein, which is present as an ester of lutein with fatty acids. Lutein is used as a yellow pigment in various ingredients, such as functional foods and nutraceuticals, with well-known pharmacological effects and applications. Natural lutein esters are effective in reducing the incidence of age-related macular degeneration. Lutein ester powder is a free-flowing powder using microencapsulation technology and is widely used for food nutritional fortification, especially for dried food products with water.
2. Basic information
Lutein ester microencapsulated powder
5% 10% 20%
Dark red brown fine particle
Soluble in chloroform, methylene chloride, dichlorocarbon, and other chlorinated hydrocarbons, soluble in n-hexane, acetone, ethyl acetate, ethanol and other solvents
3.Benefits and function of lutein esters
3.1.Eye protection function, lutein ester is the main component of the human eye retina, macular region, its strong antioxidant ability, prevent oxidative damage to the eye by free radicals, improve eye microcirculation, prevent age-related cataracts, protect the retina, prevent optic nerve atrophy and other multiple effects, lutein ester must be taken from food.
3.2. Prevention of age-related macular (ADM) uses
An important biological function of lutein is to protect the retina from UV damage. Age-related macular degeneration (ADM) is currently found globally to be a major blinding eye disease in people over the age of 65.
Natural lutein esters and zeaxanthin esters are ingested into the human body and hydrolyzed into free forms of lutein and zeaxanthin by the action of human lipase. They are deposited in high concentrations in the macula of human eyes, and can act as absorbers of near-ultraviolet blue light, driving protective effects by trapping free radicals, preventing or reducing oxidation and damage brought by free radicals to the retina, which can effectively reduce the incidence of ADM.
3.3. Enhancement of immune effect
Recent studies have found that luteolin supplementation to the body promotes antigen-stimulated lymphocyte proliferative responses and can affect the functional expression of cell surface molecules at the overall animal level. The modulatory effect of luteolin on cellular immunity is mainly shown in relation to apoptosis and gene regulation.
3.4. Skin care and cardioprotective effects
Luteolin ester as a strong antioxidant can inhibit the activity of reactive oxygen radicals and can prevent the damage of normal skin cells by reactive oxygen radicals. Therefore, lutein esters can be made into a variety of skin care products and cosmetics, used to protect the health of the skin and prevent skin damage. It has been suggested that people who regularly consume carotenoids have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and in 1994, Morrs et al. found that total carotenoid levels in the blood were inversely related to the risk of coronary heart disease
4. Application of lutein esters
4.1.Application in general food. Luteolin esters can be applied with baked goods, dairy products, beverages, ready-to-eat cereals, frozen beverages, condiments and confectionery, but not including baby food. The use amount is: ≤12mg/day.
4.2. Application in health food. At present, there are 265 products with lutein esters as the main raw material in health food, and the claimed health function is mainly to relieve visual fatigue.
4.3. The coloring effect of lutein ester
Natural lutein ester is an important carotenoid fatty acid ester, the main configuration is all-trans, with C = C long chain coloring group, showing a brilliant golden yellow, there is no active hydroxyl group on both sides, so it is also decided that lutein ester is a kind of food coloring agent to get very stable. It is very stable to light, heat and air, and can be widely used in food, beverage, cosmetics and other applications, with broad application prospects. Meanwhile, after emulsification, it can be made into a water-soluble colorant. Natural lutein esters will replace the chemically synthesized food grade colorants and improve people's health.
Dark red brown
100 % through 60 mesh
Loss on Drying
Meet USP Requirements
Total Plate Count
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