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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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

December 21st, 2017

Carmine is associated with the red crimson-type color, however different varieties of hues are obtained from the Cochineal Carmine, since it is a versatile product of great value for many industries such as Pharmaceutical, which uses it for preparing tablets, toothpaste, mouth rinses, etc. Cosmetic Industry uses it in lipsticks, face powders, eyeliners, etc. and […]

December 19th, 2017

In the previous article, Carmine  color was divided in the following categories: Carmine Laca, Water-soluble Carmine, Carmine Liquid and Carminic Acid. In order to further explore the subject, we will go deeper into applications according to the Carmine type for better understanding each category. CARMINE LAKE It is used in ice cream, pastries, sweets, snacks, […]

December 14th, 2017

As already mentioned in other articles, carmine is the most important dye in the food industry for its excellent stability to light and temperature. The adaptability of this product 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 […]

December 12th, 2017

Sustainable consumption is today’s trend and consumers are looking for more natural options, free from dyes and other artificial additives. Natural dyes are a great and valuable option to the challenge of a growing demand of clean labels solutions. Natural dyes are obtained from food and other natural materials either by physical or chemical extraction […]

December 6th, 2017

Use of carmine color from cochineal remains very popular today. This dye is used to give red or pink coloring to many products. It is designated E120 by the Food Industry Currently carmine is a versatile product of great value for many industries, such as: FOOD INDUSTRY: In general, it is used in any product […]

November 30th, 2017

On November 28, 29 and 30, Food Ingredients Europe 2017 (FI EUROPE) will be held in Germany, this being the largest meeting place for food and beverage professionals. Held every two years, it focuses on the market situation and future prospects. For three days, participants have the opportunity for informal networking, to build new business […]

November 23rd, 2017

To talk about Carmine, one should start talking about Cochineal. Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) is a plant-parasitic hemipterans insect belonging to the family Dactylopidae, which lives in the prickly pear cactus. It is mainly used for extraction of the dye composed of two substances known as carmine and carminic acid. It is native to Peru and […]

November 21st, 2017
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