Natural colorants are substances obtained from plant sources, such as fruits, vegetables, insects and herbs, and are used to color any kinds of food. Natural colorants have been used for centuries, since old times where people used them to color their clothes or objects before using them in food and beverages. In the food industry and have gained popularity in recent years due to their health and environmental benefits contrasting the several health warnings that synthetic colorants have.
Natural colorants have many benefits compared to their synthetic counterparts. First, they are safer for health, as they contain no artificial chemicals and have no known side effects. In addition, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions and are more environmentally friendly, as they do not contain harmful chemicals.
Another advantage of using natural colors is that they can enhance the flavor and aroma of foods. For example, turmeric and parsley can be used to add flavor and aroma to food as well as color.
At IMBAREX we have a wide portfolio of natural colorants suitable for use in all types of foods. Contact us here so that our group of experts can advise you in choosing the right colorant for your product.