With its new Organic ORO GLO, a U.S. Department of Agriculture certified organic additive, Kemin Industries is helping organic egg producers intensify the color of egg yolks and add lutein content. Lutein, a carotenoid, protects eye health and can minimize the impacts of age-related macular degeneration.
For years, the layer industry has relied on ORO GLO to improve lutein value, but most of all, add color to the egg yolk. Egg producers target higher levels of lutein, which bolsters product value while also providing a consumer a health benefit.
"The ORO GLO pigmenting products developed by Kemin Industries have an extended stability and resistance to oxidation which ensures the layer producer and consumer receive the optimum benefits," said Dr. Richard Snyder, Kemin egg pigmentation expert. "We are proud to now offer these benefits to organic producers."
Kemin worked with suppliers to source certified organic marigold petals, which makes the additive compliant with requirements of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Organic ORO GLO, available in dry form, delivers consistent pigment color density.