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Natural colorings are obtained from foods and other natural products through a physical or chemical extraction resulting in a selection of pigments. Natural colorings are widely used in applications where the use of artificial colorings are not allowed, such as, for example, in the meat industry. While it is true that some industries and gastronomic […]

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March 12th, 2018

Bixin is an apocarotenoid used as a coloring additive in food industry. It has the code E-160b, according to European Union’s food codes, which correspond to isolated natural colorings, such as isobixin and Norbixin. Annatto refers to the raw extract, while bixin is the fat-soluble coloring part, and norbixin is the water-soluble part. All of […]

Imbarex
March 7th, 2018

Carminic acid is a complex chemical substance used as red dye, extracted from cochineals. It is used as coloring in the cosmetics industry, as well as in the food industry to provide a red color to foods and drinks. As it was mentioned in other articles, carminic acid is extracted from cochineals, which is a […]

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February 28th, 2018

Annatto is a natural coloring characterized by providing an orange tone to Cheddar cheese and other food products that use a yellow-to-orange color, such as drinks, snacks, milk products, among others. Many mass consumption products use achiote due to its bright color. Annatto IMBAREX by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. One of […]

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February 27th, 2018

Annatto is a seed or extract from achiote tree, native to Central and South America. Annatto natural coloring is widely used in Latin America as such, and also as an ingredient in a wide range of foods. It is a naturally intense coloring that ranges from bright yellow to orange. Many commercially-made food products use […]

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February 21st, 2018

Annatto is one of the most popular natural coloring in the world due to its great performance in protein applications and, especially, great coloring power. It is extracted from achiote seeds, and its color ranges from yellow to orange. Its by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. In IMBAREX, we offer 4 types […]

Imbarex
February 20th, 2018

The natural coloring Annatto stands out as a natural way of providing color and flavor to food. It is extracted from achiote seeds and is one of the most popular natural coloring in the world due to its great performance in protein applications and great coloring power. Its color ranges from yellow to orange. Its […]

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February 12th, 2018

Nature has always had an answer to human needs; this is because plants, mushrooms, algae and insects have been and are still some of the alternatives from which natural coloring is obtained. Therefore, there is no doubt that plant pigments have accompanied human beings since time immemorial, being naturally obtained for various purposes. But, what […]

Imbarex
February 8th, 2018

At some point, you may have heard about the dangers of food coloring and some reports that even link its consumption to cancer. However, it is very important to keep in mind that these side effects are usually associated with artificial food coloring. Natural colorings, like Annatto, are not dangerous for human consumption. We would […]

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February 6th, 2018

Also known as Annatto, this dye is extracted from achiote seeds and is one of the most popular natural coloring in the world due to its great performance in protein applications and great coloring power. Its color ranges from yellow to orange and its by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. Achiote applications include […]

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February 1st, 2018
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