Animal Nutrition

Lucantin® Yellow 10% NXT

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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
  • High bioavailability
  • Outstanding stability during storage and feed production
  • Color can be adjusted to meet your expectations

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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.

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With Lucantin® yellow (C-30 ester) any yellow egg yolk color is possible. But not only hue is important, color intensity counts, too. The human eye merges both attributes to one color impression, and the perfect pigmentation will always have to score on both levels.

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Lucantin® Yellow 10% NXT is offered as beadlet.

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Lucantin® Yellow 10% NXT Beadlet Poultry   10% C-30 ester

5 kg bag in box

25 kg bag in box



BASF’s feed additives help poultry, such as laying hens and broilers, to make better use of the energy in their feed. It also gives eggs their appealing yellow-orange yolks.

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Dr. Wolf Pelletier, BASF SE, Germany