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Xangold® Lutein

Xangold® - Our Naturally Sourced Lutein

Our naturally sourced lutein Xangold® is extracted and purified from marigold flowers, the richest natural source of lutein. It is cold-water dispersible with excellent flowability and low dusting. With its health benefits, Xangold® can be used in various dietary supplements, beverages, functional nutrition and food applications.

Sources of Lutein

Lutein is a carotenoid which is found in many fruits and green leafy vegetables and which occurs both as lutein esters and free lutein. Free lutein is found in kale, spinach, collards, celery, and lettuce. Lutein esters are found in chili, pepper, papaya, tangerine, mango, and oranges, as well as in egg yolk.

Benefits of BASF’s Xangold®

  • We offer a variety of solutions of our naturally sourced Xangold® lutein esters for your dietary supplements, food and beverage applications.
  • BASF provides a broad product range of Xangold® with excellent flowability and low dusting across various application types.
  • We support our customers and partners with technical application services and development as well as tailor-made trainings in our globally linked Human Nutrition labs around the world.

What makes BASF’s Xangold® unique?

With more than 150 years’ experience in producing health and performance ingredients for the dietary supplement, food and beverages industries, BASF supplies a broad portfolio of carotenoids. Xangold® is BASF’s premium range of natural lutein, which reduces the sourcing complexity due to the high usage flexibility in several applications.

With the Xangold® product range, BASF offers several powder and oil products with excellent flowability and low dusting. BASF’s carotenoids also serve as nutritionally valuable colorants for all different kinds of fat-based and water-based foods. Easy-to-use powders and dispersions are available to meet your needs, as well as vegetarian, allergen-free formulations to reliably match consumer preferences.

Our ingredients remain stable during food production and storage and produce versatile, vibrant colors that consumers find attractive. We provide reliable and stable color hues between yellow, orange and red as well as support on color matching.

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