E161a Flavoxanthin

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The E161 group are Xanthophylls, (from the Greek, Xanthos - yellow). They are yellow pigments, although E161g is more orange. Naturally found in plants and related to carotene. Extracted using the solvent hexane they normally contain other source plant material.

Flavoxanthin is not presently commercially available but is obviously eaten as part of a normal diet.