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What Is cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin & What Foods Can I Find It In?

cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin are diet-based xanthophylls. cis-Lutein and cis-Zeaxanthin is the cis-isomer of the two carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.

They are classified as non-provitamin A vitamins.

They are two of the six most abundant carotenoids we have in our body and the only two carotenoids that are selectively accumulated in our retina.

This means that cis-Lutein and cis-Zeaxanthin have a great impact on the health of our eyes.

cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin Important For Eye Health

Their role in human health, in particular eye health, is well established from several studies. (source đź——)

In nature does Lutein mainly exists in cis-form. Meanwhile, Zeaxanthins cis-form is not that common. (source đź——)

cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin In Food

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoid pigments that give the yellow or orange color to many foods. Like cantaloupe, pasta, corn, carrots, orange/yellow peppers, and eggs. (source đź——)

Foods You Can Find cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin In

You find cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin mostly in dairy and egg, and vegetable products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Egg Yolk
  • Whole Egg
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Butter

Foods That Contain cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin.

Here's our short list of foods that contain cis-Lutein/Zeaxanthin.

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I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.