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Allura Red, or Red 40, is a synthetic red coloring that is an azoderivative compound. It is a disodium salt that comes in the form of a dark reddish powder very soluble in water, which is often used in the food industry as a food coloring, having the following code: E 129. Red 40 is […]

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May 24th, 2018

Annatto color is one of the most popular natural colorings in the world, which is known by many names like achiote, onoto, among others. This coloring, which is made from the achiote tree seeds, is derived from carotenoids, which are plant pigments found in the lining of seeds. In most cases, it is ground into […]

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May 17th, 2018

Cochineal is an insect that reproduces on the pads of cactus fruit, and from which a crimson red color extract or Cochineal Carmine is obtained. Therefore, they are not exactly the same, although sometimes there is some confusion because in order to talk about Cochineal Carmine we need to talk first about Cochineal. Cochineal is […]

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May 14th, 2018

E-160b is the code given to bixin used as a coloring additive in the food industry. This code is based on the European Union’s food codes, which correspond to isolated natural colorings, such as Isobixin and Norbixin. Besides, Bixin is a coloring of plant origin that is extracted from Annatto Bixa Orellana tropical tree’s seed […]

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May 10th, 2018

Carmine is one of the oldest natural colorings and, probably, has the best technological characteristics among the natural ones. This means that it has the best coloring power; besides, using a natural coloring does not mean you have to sacrifice the natural brightness of food, for example. Currently, natural colorings are increasingly popular because they […]

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May 8th, 2018

Annatto or Achiote is a natural coloring that stands out mainly for being a natural way of providing color and flavor to food. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the null toxicity of Annatto for both human consumption and skin application. In fact, this is a very suitable substance for coloring all kinds of foods […]

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May 2nd, 2018

Carmine is divided into 4 types: Liquid Carmine, Water-Soluble Carmine, Carmine Lake and Carminic Acid. Depending on the final result you want to obtain, each of them can be applied in different products. As already specified, Carmine, which is derived from the Cochineal, is one of the most used natural colorings because it works well […]

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April 26th, 2018

Carmine is one of the oldest natural colorings. In the Paracas culture, for example, it was used to dye mantles. Nowadays, Carmine is used to provide a very pleasant red color from pink to deep red to food products in different industries. This is probably the natural coloring having the best technological characteristics among the […]

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April 24th, 2018

When we talk about carminic acid, we are referring to E120, which is the name given to Carmine used in the food industry. E120 is used in any kind of food product that requires a shade from pink to red in order to look more appealing. As we know, the color of a product is […]

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April 18th, 2018

Carmine comes from the Cochineal, a parasitic plant insect that grows on the pads of cactus fruit. This is used for the extraction of the dye that is made of two substances known as carmine and carminic acid. Carmine is one of the oldest natural dyes and is used in different industries as a pigment […]

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April 17th, 2018
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