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Lutein Esters

Product Data

Lutein Esters – 80% is 100% natural Lutein Ester concentrate obtained from extracts of Marigold (Tagetes erecta) and submitted to a special purification process without any chemical transformation.

Lutein Esters – 80% contain 80% Lutein Ester, equivalent to approximately 40% free Lutein, plus 4% of Zeaxanthin, also it is in esterified form. Its solid powder presentation is ideal for applications in nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, functional and fortified foods. It is 100% biodegradable and has not been standardized with any other vehicles.

Lutein Esters – 80% allows appropriate blending with other ingredients and is ideal for the manufacture of capsules due to the low volume it occupies. It also offers good compressibility qualities, which makes it adequate for tablet formulation.

Lutein Esters – 80% has Kosher Certification which is another guarantee of its quality and purity. It indicates that processing equipment has been thoroughly sanitized and insures that our Lutein Esters – 80% are derived from a Kosher source.

 

LUTEIN ESTERS - 80% (80 MESH)

SPECIFICATIONS

ITEMS

SPECIFICATIONS

Description

Brick red to orange red colored powder with characteristic odor

Identification by HPLC

Shall Pass the test for Lutein esters

Water content by KF

1.0% Max.

Residue on Ignition

1.0% Max.

Heavy Metals

40 ppm Max.

Lead

10 ppm Max.

Arsenic

3 ppm Max.

Mercury

1 ppm Max.

Cadmium

1 ppm Max.

Particle Size

80 Mesh

HPLC Profile of Carotenoids:

 

Total Identified Carotenoids

95.0% Min.

T-Lutein

90.0% - 97.0%

T-Zeaxanthin

2.0% - 8.0%

β-Carotene

0.5% Max.

Cryptoxanthin

0.5% Max.

Epoxides

Absent

Lutein Esters

90.0% Min.

Ethoxyquin

Not Detected

Residual Solvents:

 

Isopropyl alcohol

50 ppm Max.

Acetone

50 ppm Max.

Hexane

50 ppm Max.

Pesticide Residues:

 

Organo chlorine pesticides

1 ppm Max.

Organo phosphorous pesticides

1 ppm Max.

Assay:

 

Content of Lutein Esters as Lutein Dipalmitate by UV visible spectroscopy

80.0% Min.

(on Anhydrous Basis)

Content of free Lutein  Equivalent

40.0% Min.

(on Anhydrous Basis)

Microbial Analysis:

 

Total Microbial Count

1,000 CFU/g Max.

Total Yeast and Mold

100 CFU/g Max.

E. Coli

Absent/10 g

Salmonella

Absent/10 g

Staphylococcus

Absent/10 g

 

LUTEIN ESTERS - 80% (40 MESH)

SPECIFICATIONS

ITEMS

SPECIFICATIONS

Description

Brick red to orange red colored powder with characteristic odor

Identification by HPLC

Shall Pass the test for Lutein esters

Water content by KF

1.0% Max.

Residue on Ignition

1.0% Max.

Heavy Metals

40 ppm Max.

Lead

10 ppm Max.

Arsenic

3 ppm Max.

Mercury

1 ppm Max.

Cadmium

1 ppm Max.

Particle Size

40 Mesh

HPLC Profile of Carotenoids:

 

Total Identified Carotenoids

95.0% Min.

T-Lutein

90.0% - 97.0%

T-Zeaxanthin

2.0% - 8.0%

β-Carotene

0.5% Max.

Cryptoxanthin

0.5% Max.

Epoxides

Absent

Lutein Esters

90.0% Min.

Ethoxyquin

Not Detected

Residual Solvents:

 

Isopropyl alcohol

50 ppm Max.

Acetone

50 ppm Max.

Hexane

50 ppm Max.

Pesticide Residues:

 

Organo chlorine pesticides

1 ppm Max.

Organo phosphorous pesticides

1 ppm Max.

Assay:

 

Content of Lutein Esters as Lutein Dipalmitate by UV visible spectroscopy

80.0% Min.

(on Anhydrous Basis)

Content of free Lutein  Equivalent

40.0% Min.

(on Anhydrous Basis)

Microbial Analysis:

 

Total Microbial Count

1,000 CFU/g Max.

Total Yeast and Mold

100 CFU/g Max.

E. Coli

Absent/10 g

Salmonella

Absent/10 g

Staphylococcus

Absent/10 g