For more than 40 years, Kemin has been the market leader in providing high quality carotenoid products – often referred to as pigments to the layer industry. With the introduction of Organic ORO GLO® to the market, organic egg producers can now offer consumers the same benefits and value found in non-organic eggs. Organic ORO GLO, a source of yellow pigment from marigolds, improves egg yolk color and increases lutein levels. Kemin also offers Organic KEM GLO™, a source of orange/red pigment, to further enhance yolk color.
Xanthophylls are a specific type of carotenoid, and one of the most important xanthophylls is lutein. Lutein is found in high quantities of green, leafy vegetables,1 as well as marigolds, and plays a significant role in eye health.
Organic ORO GLO is made from organically grown marigold petals. These marigolds are manufactured to the United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (USDA NOP) standards to be used in organic poultry feed.
Through its Customer Laboratory Services (CLS), Kemin offers a complimentary validation to test color and lutein values in egg yolks. CLS analyzes organic and non-organic feed ingredients to compare the consistency of lutein and color levels to the customer's carotenoid specification.
For more information on CLS, or to get your complimentary product analysis, contact your Kemin sales representative.
1Perry A, Rasmussen H, and Johnson E (2009). Xanthophyll (lutein, zeaxanthin) content in fruits, vegetables and corn and egg products. J Food Comp Anal. 22: 9-15.
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