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ASTAXANTHINE [1 record]

Record 1 2020-08-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Biochemistry
  • Food Additives
  • Dietetics
Universal entry(ies)
C40H52O4
formula, see observation
DEF

[A] carotenoid pigment ... found in red- or pink-colored aquatic organisms[,] such as shrimp, lobster, and salmon[,] and the feathers of some birds that is used especially as a food coloring and dietary supplement.

OBS

Astaxanthin is added to the salmon's diet because it adds a pinkish colour to the muscle tissue.

OBS

Chemical formula: C40H52O4

French

Domaine(s)
  • Biochimie
  • Additifs alimentaires
  • Diététique
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
C40H52O4
formula, see observation
OBS

Pigment caroténoïde trouvé dans la carapace de certains crustacés.

OBS

L'astaxanthine est ajoutée au régime des salmonidés pour donner une couleur rosâtre aux tissus musculaires.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Bioquímica
  • Aditivos alimentarios
  • Dietética
Entrada(s) universal(es)
C40H52O4
formula, see observation
DEF

[...] pigmento liposoluble [carotenoide, que] se puede encontrar en microalgas[,] levaduras[,] salmón, trucha, crustáceos[y] plumas de algunas aves.

OBS

Fórmula química: C40H52O4

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