Isolation, Stabilization and Characterization of Xanthophyll from Marigold Flower- Tagetes Erecta-L

@inproceedings{Pratheesh2009IsolationSA,
  title={Isolation, Stabilization and Characterization of Xanthophyll from Marigold Flower- Tagetes Erecta-L},
  author={V. B. Pratheesh and Nify Benny and Chandragiri Sujatha},
  year={2009}
}
The present paper deals with the chemistry, isolation, separation, characterisation and stabilisation of the Marigold oleoresin and its application as a natural food colorant. Marigold (Tagetes Erecta L), an ornamental plant belonging to the composite family, has a rich source of natural antioxidant-Lutein. A natural pigment, xanthophylls offer an alternative to synthetic dyes as a food colorant, due to its non-toxicity. Chromatographic separations of saponified and unsaponified oleoresin were… CONTINUE READING

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