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Canthaxanthin CAS 514-78-3

Canthaxanthin CAS 514-78-3

Description

Canthaxanthin was first isolated in edible mushrooms. It has also been found in green algae, bacteria, crustaceans, and fish such as carp, golden mullet, seabream and trush wrasse.

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Product Name: Canthaxanthin

Other Name: 4,4'-Diketo-Beta-Carotene

E Number: E161G

CAS: 514-78-3

EINECS: 208-187-2

Molecular Formula: C40H52O2

Molecular Weight: 564.84

Molecular Structure: 1


Product Description:

Canthaxanthin was first isolated in edible mushrooms. It has also been found in green algae, bacteria, crustaceans, and fish such as carp, golden mullet, seabream and trush wrasse.

Canthaxanthin is a synthetic red colorant that is the carotenoid of most intense red color. it is available in oil-soluble, oil-dispersible, and water-dispersible forms. it has fair ph, heat, light, and chemical stability with a low tinctorial strength. Unlike the carotenoids beta- carotene and beta-apo-8-carotenal, it does not possess vitamin a activity.


Product Usage:

Canthaxanthin is widely used and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as a food color additive, as an orange food colorant. Extensively used in commercial food products, such like beverages, carbonated soft drinks, ice cream, ketchup, salad dressing, spaghetti sauce, meat products and so on.

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As a Canthaxanthin supplier and Canthaxanthin exporter, we regularly export it to Philippines and Bangladesh.


Specification: food grade Canthaxanthin Beadlet 10% CWS-S

Item

Specification

Description

Violet-red to reddish-violet beadlet, with white spots of food starch

Loss on dying

8.0% Max.

Heavy metals (as Pb)

0.001% Max.

Arsenic (as As)

0.0003% Max.

Assay

10.0% Min.

Particle size

Pass through sieve no.20: 100%

Pass through sieve no.40: 85% Min.


Pass through sieve no.100: 15% Max.


Aerobic bacteria count

1000cfu/g Max.

Fungi and yeast

100cfu/g Max.

Coliform bacteria

0.3MPN/g Max.


Shelf Life: 3 years

Packing: 20KG/Carton


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