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:
In general, it is used in any product that should have a shade of red, as hamburgers, sausages, crab sticks, imitation seafood.
Carmine is also used as coloring in alcoholic beverages (Campari type), non-alcoholic beverages such as fruit juices, powdered soft drinks and energizers. Also in jellies, jams, cherries, powdered soups, etc.
It can be used in strawberry-flavored dairy products (yoghurts and smoothies) and can also appear in candies, syrups, sweets and chewing gum.
It is used in products for the eyes, face powders, eye liners, eye shadows, lipsticks, etc. From the point of view of quality, the cosmetic industry is the most demanding, it only accepts the high purity carmine that matches in shades with its quality and color patterns. In addition, it is the only dye approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Carmine powder or solution is used in the preparation of pills and tablets. It is also used in alkaline solution in toothpastes, mouth rinses, etc.
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