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DSM Nutritional Products Announces Animal-Free Lutein 5% CWS/S-TG

(July 28, 2007, Chicago, IL) DSM Nutritional Products offers a lutein beadlet — Lutein 5% CWS/S-TG, expanding its animal-free ingredients portfolio for the food and beverage industry. DSM continues to meet the market’s request for animal-free ingredients. In addition, DSM lutein is self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and is OU Kosher and certified Halal.

Lutein 5% CWS/S-TG is an addition to DSM‘s portfolio of animal-free products, including beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D3, ALL-Q® (coenzyme Q10), and OPTISHARP® (zeaxanthin).

Lutein 5% CWS/S-TG is a cold water-dispersible form — which is ideal for fortifying beverages. DSM lutein delivers excellent performance in stability and handling properties and contains no ingredient of animal origin. Food products can be simply and effectively fortified with DSM’s lutein.

Lutein is a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach. In humans, lutein from food or supplements is deposited in the center of the eye, called the macula lutea of the retina, where lutein can protect sensitive cells through its antioxidant and blue-light filtering properties. Several studies have shown a beneficial association between consumption of lutein and a lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, the leading causes for acquired blindness in the elderly population around the world.

DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s premier nutritional ingredient supplier to producers of foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. The company has an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities as well as sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise in developing innovative formulations that provide optimum performance and health appeal.

For more information, please visit us at the 2007 IFT Food Expo in Chicago (Booth #4148). Or contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ, 07054-1298. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website:

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