Carotenoids pp 255-264 | Cite as

Xanthophylls in Poultry Feeding

  • Diemar R. Breithaupt
Part of the Carotenoids book series (CAROT, volume 4)


Since most consumers associate an intense colour of food with healthy animals and high food quality, xanthophylls are widely used as feed additives to generate products that meet consumers’ demands. An important large-scale application is in poultry farming, where xanthophylls are added to feed to give the golden colour of egg yolk that is so much appreciated. Now, with numerous new applications in human food, in the pharmaceutical industry, and in cosmetic products, there is an increasing demand for xanthophylls on the international market (Volume 5, Chapter 4).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diemar R. Breithaupt
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  1. 1.Rich. Hengstenberg GMBH & Co KGEsslingenGermany

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