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A red carotenoid pigment, C40H52O2, produced by certain microorganisms and found in some mushrooms, crustaceans, and fish. It is used in animal feed to impart color and as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.

[From New Latin Cantharellus, genus name of the chanterelle, from which the pigment was first extracted (from New Latin cantharellus, diminutive of Latin cantharus, cup; see chanterelle) + xanth(o)- + -in.]


an orange carotenoid, C40H52O2, that is put in feed for poultry and feed for farmed salmon and trout
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These algae also contain some minor carotenoids among which canthaxanthin and astaxanthin, both with ketonic groups; stand out (Whittle and Casselton, 1975; Karlson et al.
Both synthetically produced pigments, astaxanthin and canthaxanthin, either alone or in combination, have been efficiently used as dietary additives for muscle pigmentation in salmonids.
Effect of [beta]-Carotene, Canthaxanthin, Lutein, and Vitamin E on Neonatal Immunity of Chicks When Supplemented in the Broiler Breeder Diets.
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Merely three cetrarioid lichens have been investigated for their carotenoid composition: [beta]-carotene 32, zeaxanthin 34, lutein 35, mutatoxanthin 39, [beta]-cryptoxanthin 41, lutein epoxide 42, antheraxanthin 43 and 3'-epilutein 44 in Cetrariella delisei; [alpha]-carotene 31, [beta]-carotene 32, [epsilon]-carotene 33, zeaxanthin 34, lutein 35, violaxanthin 36, lutein epoxide 42 and antheraxanthin 43 in Flavocetraria nivalis, and [beta]-carotene 32, zeaxanthin 34, lutein 35, astaxanthin 37, canthaxanthin 38, luteoxanthin 40, [beta]-cryptoxanthin 41 and lutein epoxide 42 in Cetraria islandica.
It is known that this ingredient is rich in pigmenting agents, like xanthophyll and canthaxanthin, with direct influence on the color of the yolk.
Protection of vitamin E, selenium, Trolox C, ascorbic acid palmitate, acetylcysteine, coenzyme Q-0, coenzyme Q-10, beta carotene, canthaxanthin, and (1)- catechin against oxidative damage to rat blood and tissues in vivo.
2003) reported high levels of P-carotene and xanthophylls, including canthaxanthin and astaxanthin, in Schizochytrium; and Kotrbacek et al.
The results of Yesilayer et al (16) were similar, where young goldfish were fed five different diets: astaxanthin, canthaxanthin, Gammarus spp.
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36,41,42) With birds, it would be highly interesting to verify whether the dietary supplementation of certain species held in captivity, such as flamingos (Phoenicopterus species) or the scarlet ibis (Eudocimus rubber), with synthetic carotenoids such as canthaxanthin, would produce artifacts with CZE.