Lutein is a xanthophyll found in the major LIGHT-HARVESTING PROTEIN COMPLEXES of plants. Dietary lutein accumulates in the MACULA LUTEA.
1.As a colorant
a)Lutein is an excellent colorant used in food and cosmesticAmerican Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has permit the application of lutein extracted from marigold to food .
b)Used as a feed addtives to put color on egg pure, yolk,fur,and flesh of poultry, aquatic product and birds.
2. Heath function
Lutein plays an improtant role in protecting human retina and prevent macular degeneration and retina oxidizing damage.
a)Reduce blood sugar in type of diabetes effectively.
b)With its function of antioxidation, it has the function of anti-cancer.
c)Ehance human's immunity, prevent coronary disease and cardiovascular sclerosis.