What are the uses of cryptoxanthin ?

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pallavi_raj Pallavi_raj

Cryptoxanthin is used as food colorant and as fat reducing agent in variety of food stuffs. It is basically a plant pigment that also occurs naturally in egg yolks, carrots, green veggies and yellow colored fruits. Let us see the uses of the same as food additive:

- Used in egg shell coloring especially for Easter eggs

- In the manufacturing of edible vegetable oils

- In confectionary industry

- To add mild yellowish tinge to the desirable snack items