Enrichment of eggs with lutein.

  title={Enrichment of eggs with lutein.},
  author={Steve Leeson and Lauren Caston},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={83 10},
Lutein is being considered as a nutrient for prevention of macular degeneration in the aging population. Two experiments were designed to study the transfer efficiency of lutein from the layers' diet into the egg. In experiment 1, laying hens were fed corn-soy diets supplemented with 0, 125, 250, 375, 500, 625, 750, or 1000 ppm of lutein. After 30 d, eggs were collected and assayed for lutein. In a second study, layers were fed corn-soy diets or diets containing corn gluten meal and alfalfa… CONTINUE READING


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