Nature Red / Capsanthin

Red pepper is one of the richest natural sources of capsanthin

For a desirable chicken skin and egg yolk colour, a mixture of yellow and red xanthophylls is recommended. The main carotenoids are lutein, zeaxanthin and apo-ester (yellow carotenoids), as well as canthaxanthin and capsanthin (red carotenoids). These can be blended to produce a wide range of yolk colours at lower total xanthophylls levels than feeding yellow supplements alone. However, if exclusively red carotenoids were used, this would create a pinkish yolk. Therefore, it is important to get the right combination, and the xanthophylls present in the feed ingredients should be taken into account.

Some fish farmers use capsanthin to colour tilapia skin and shrimp.

Product specifications & properties

Content: carotenoids:

  • min. 0.5% (trans-capsanthin: min. 40%) for Nature Red R-5
  • min. 1.0% (trans-capsanthin: min. 40% ) for Nature Red R-10
  • min. 1.5% (trans-capsanthin: min. 40%) for Nature Red R-20
  • Appearance: red powder
  • Type of synthesis: extraction (from red, sweet peppers / capsicum annuum)
  • Storage: no special guidelines, store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place
  • Stability: 1 year 
  • Packaging: 25 kg bags

Regulatory status

Feed additive, category: carotenoids and xanthophylls

Manufacturing and supply

WELDING supplies capsanthin products Nature Red R-5, Nature Red R-10 and Nature Red R-20 from a qualified Chinese manufacturer.


Welding GmbH & Co. KG is not the manufacturer of the product. All product information and analytical data serves only as a product description and has been provided to us by the manufacturer. It may not be interpreted as a guarantee of special properties or a guarantee of suitability for specific purposes. The customer is required to examine the suitability of the product for the intended purpose himself/herself before use.