Canthaxanthin

Stable nature-identical colorant for food and beverages

About Canthaxanthin

Canthaxanthin is an oil soluble carotenoid pigment with a characteristic orange-red color.

It occurs naturally in many foods such as mushrooms, crustaceans, fish and eggs.

Nature-identical canthaxanthin is produced by chemical synthesis to be applied as a colorant in human and animal feed products.

Divi’s Canthaxanthin

 Divi’s portfolio includes canthaxanthin as beadlets or suspension for use as a colorant in liquid or dry applications with an excellent color homogeneity and stability. Canthaxanthin is suitable for the coloration of a wide range of foods and beverages*.

Divi’s offers a number of case studies for the use of Canthaxanthin in different applications.

* Not permitted in the EU as a direct food color; for selective countries only.

Divi’s Canthaxanthin Portfolio

  • Product forms: water soluble microencapsulated beadlets, oil suspension
Canthaxanthin
SolubilityFunctionApplication
Product nameProduct CodeCold Water SolubleOil SolubleColorationFortificationBeveragesFoodTablets & Hard-shell CapsulesSoft-gelatin Capsules
Canthaxanthin 10% DG

Dispersible grade beadlets

HNCX10Ax  xx  
Canthaxanthin 20% LF

Suspension in corn oil

HNCX20A   x