Everybody's favorite color for everybody's favorite food.
Poultry cannot produce carotenoids on their own, which is why the color of egg yolks depends on the carotenoids combination in their diets. However, it is not only the quantity of pigments that matters but also their bioavailability and color intensity. With Lucantin® Yellow (C-30 ester) any egg yolk color in yellow is possible.
Your benefits at a glance
-Highly efficient and cost-effective
-Outstanding stability during storage and feed production
-Color can be adjusted to meet your expectations
Find the insights you need
Everyone who cares about food should care about its color. Color is more than just good looks; it is important for taste, for appeal, and for perceived quality of food. We try to help you to create more value from fewer resources. That is why carotenoids play such an important part in our work.
What is Lucantin® Yellow's role in animal nutrition?
In poultry, C30 ester is used as a feed additive for pigmentation of egg yolks and broiler skin. It is the most efficacious yellow pigment available to poultry producers. In comparison with xanthophylls from plants, C30 ester provides three times more coloring potential in egg yolks and 1.5 times better coloration when used in skin pigmentation.