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Annatto, one of the most popular natural colors in the world. It is known under different names: achiote, onoto, atsuete or urucum, depending on its location.  It is made from achiote tree’s seeds. It works very well in protein applications and has a great coloring power; it also has a vibrant color that makes it […]

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January 30th, 2018

Color plays an important role in consumers’ preference for food and drinks. In fact, a 2007 study published in the Journal of Consumer Research concluded that color is a more powerful influencer than flavor. At the same time, more and more consumers want food and drink color to come from natural sources. However, there are […]

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January 25th, 2018

We have already widely expound on how carmine’s flexibility allows to obtain different categories that provide a wide range of colors, from pink to violet. In addition, its easy application makes it one of the most popular coloring in the industry. IMBAREX’S Carminic Acid is one of the 4 types of Carmine, which is a […]

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January 23rd, 2018

As we already know, carmine is one of the most popular natural coloring due to its flexibility, allowing to obtain different categories that provide a very wide range of colors ranging from pink to violet. There are 4 types of Carmine; we have addressed two of them: Carmine Laca and Liquid Carmine Today, we will […]

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January 18th, 2018

As already mentioned, food coloring is a type of additive that provides color to food. Currently, the food industry uses food coloring to change consumers’ preferences, as color is one of the main attributes to prefer a specific food. In addition, natural coloring is usually an option, partly due to consumers’ concern regarding artificial coloring. […]

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January 17th, 2018

Carmine is the most important natural dye due to its excellent heat and light stability. 4 different types can be obtained from Carmine; shades variation of final product will depend on the type of carmine used. IMBAREX Liquid Carmine is a dark violet solution, made of lacquered aluminum and Carminic acid. It is water-soluble and […]

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January 11th, 2018

As referred to in other articles, the Carmine‘s adaptability allows to obtain different specialties that provide a wide range of colors from pink to violet and the ease of its application makes it one of the most popular dyes in the industry. Carmine Lake is one out of the 4 types of Carmine; it is a […]

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January 9th, 2018

Today there is a strong trend toward drinks with natural colorants as additives as they provide valuable solutions to a growing demand in favor of clean labels and more responsible and conscious consumption. Natural colors suitable for drinks vary greatly according to beverage type and packaging. The beverage pH is one of the greatest influencing […]

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December 28th, 2017

The cochineal insects settle on cacti plant to feed on its pad by using their beak-like mouthparts to help them suck away at its nutrients. If they are removed from the hosting pad, they will be unable to attach back to another sap. The cycles of the cochineal insect are: Eggs: Their shell is transparent, […]

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December 26th, 2017

Color is very important in food because it direclty affects consumer’s perception of the product and influences the purchasing decision process. Sausages, meats, cheeses, jellies and even drinks that are consumed contain dyes that seek to improve the visual appeal of the product. Although it was common to find synthetic-origin dyes for this purpose, today, […]

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December 21st, 2017
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