E161g — пищевая добавка, краситель кантаксантин, canthaxanthin (Е161g)

Canthaxanthin is a natural orange xanthophyll (see E161a) isolated from some mushrooms, crustacea, fish and also flamingo feathers. It is used to enhance the colour of fish flesh, particularly trout and salmon. There is some evidence that prolonged ingestion of canthaxanthin in large amounts may cause spotting of the retina. Typical products include tanning products, sauces, fish, preserves, breadcrumbs, sweets.



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