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What is astaxanthin? It keeps flamingos nice and vermilion

What is astaxanthin? It keeps flamingos nice and vermilion

  What is astaxanthin, this bizarre sounding thing? Astaxanthin is a king among the antioxidants. It belongs to carotenoids, the same group where famous beta-carotene resides. It’s a pigment. Astaxanthin gives a striking vermilion (red-orange) colour to wild salmon, funny large-eyed critters like shrimp and krill, majestic flamingos,

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