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IMBAREX Natural Colorants, besides having offices in Barcelona and Sao Paulo, has a branch in Mexico, being one of the most important ones as it is in charge of all the distribution in North America. IMBAREX Mexico has a warehouse for the stock produced in our plant in Peru and administrative offices in charge of […]

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March 20th, 2020

The Annatto seed, is one of the most used raw material in the dye industry, due to its orange/yellow natural color. From this seeds, the pigments Bixin and Norbixin are taken out to be processed and used as a natural colorant in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The seed itself is extracted from the […]

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March 13th, 2020

Despite what many believe, the use of cochineal carmine is not declining. On the contrary, it is growing more and more. Although in some places in Europe its use is limited, and in the USA the labels have to be very explicit and clear, the use of carmine is not decreasing. According to a report […]

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March 3rd, 2020

During the Spanish colony in South America, the cochineal was the most imported product to Spain and Europe, only behind silver, but even more than gold. Used as a dye for textiles, cochineal carmine was the most expensive dye in the world and the most widely used. Although Mexico is one of the few producers […]

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February 27th, 2020

The use of natural pigments, such as Carmine, is increasing in the food industry applied as a coloring, compared to Red 40, which is a synthetic colorant.   The Red 40, also known as Allura Red or E-129, is the number one colorant applied by the confectionery industry un the US. This synthetic water-soluble reddish […]

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February 25th, 2020

Cochineal Carmine is widely used in the food industry for its red-pinkish colorant. Due to its stability to heat and light and the variety of color tones that it provides, it is known to be one of the most used natural dyes in the industry. Although, worldwide, it is commonly used in meats for sausages, […]

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February 20th, 2020

Annatto is a yellow/orange extract from Achiote tree, which is used mainly as food coloring. Although it is also found in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, its main usage is destined for the food industry. More specifically, we’ll talk about annatto in cheese. This pigment is considered a great colorant because it has no synthetic compounds […]

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February 18th, 2020

In order to talk about the Cochineal Carmine, first you have to talk about the Cochineal. The Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) is an insect parasite of the hemiptera plants that belongs to the Dactylopidae family, which develops in the bunch of tuna. It is mainly used for the extraction of the dye composed of two substances […]

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January 6th, 2020

North America is a growing market for Cochineal Extract Historically, innovation in the processed foods industry hasn’t been growing as its sales. However, with a higher interest in healthy products, the industry has been witness of great changes. It’s no surprise that the market for organic and natural products grows by the day. Lead by […]

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December 17th, 2019

Cochineal Carmine is one of the most used pigments in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, due to its color properties and stability, and its natural process of production approved by the FDA. IMBAREX Natural Colors is a leading supplier of ingredients to major food, pharmaceutical, flavour and beverage manufacturers in South America, Europe and Asia. […]

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December 9th, 2019
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