It is obtained from marigold flowers by extracting and refining. Its main components are carotenoids like xanthophylls，oils and wax originally existed in plants. Widely used in foods, cosmetics, tobaccos, medicines, health care products and feed additives. Wax-like dark brown solid, it is easily soluble in vegetable oils and organic solvents like hexane and acetone, slightly soluble in ethanol and insoluble in water.
Xanthophyll content: 100-170g/kg