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Natural Colorants

 

Natural colorants offer amazing coloring options for a wide range of applications.  Whether you’re seeking an “eco” label, or you simply want to use natural ingredients, the full color spectrum can be attained by using natural colorants, and we will gladly work with you by offering these time-tested products.  Please contact us to learn more about products such as annatto, carmine, vegetable juice extracts, and chlorophyll.

Ex: Beet Juice Powder, Red Cabbage Powder, Red Radish Powder, Water Soluble Carmine, Annatto Powder

Product Color Samples – below is a small portion of our offering.

Water Soluble Powder

Beet Juice Powder

Usage Notes Beet Juice Powder is food grade but it cannot be used in either drugs or cosmetics. This colorant is prone to degrading when it is exposed to light, heat, and oxygen. Due to Beet Juice Powder's poor heat stability and fair lightfastness, it is ideally used in products which are designed for a short shelf life, products which are sold in a powder form, or products which are frozen. Beet Juice Powder is noted for its ability to withstand pasteurization especially in formulas that contain high levels of sugar. Beet Juice Powder will degrade in the presence of oxygen, especially if the formula contains high water concentrations and metal cations such as iron or copper. Formulas that use antioxidants may extend the coloring potential of Beet Juice Powder. In the dry powder state, Beet Juice Powder retains its coloring potential in the presence of oxygen.


Typical Product Uses Soup; Ice Cream; Powdered Beverages; Confectionary Products


Effects of pH Beet Juice Powder generates a bluish-red shade if the solution is pH 4-5; the solution becomes a brighter red as the pH rises and it will ultimately generate a yellowish-brown solution if the pH becomes too alkaline.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.40



Red Cabbage Powder

Usage Notes Red Cabbage Powder is a food grade but it cannot be used in either drugs or cosmetics. This colorant is noted for excellent heat stability and excellent lightfastness. Red Cabbage Powder has greater stability when the pH is 3.8 or lower. At higher pH levels, the colorant becomes less stable.


Typical Product Uses pH Indicator; Powdered Beverages; Confectionary Products


Effects of pH Red Cabbage Powder is often used as a pH indicator. It will generate a reddish-magenta solution in a pH of 3; a pinkish solution in a pH of 4-6; a purple solution in a pH of 7; a bluish-green solution in pH 8-9; a yellowish solution in pH > 9


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.260



Red Radish Powder

Usage Notes Red Radish Powder is food grade but it cannot be used in either drugs or cosmetics. At pH 3 and below, Red Radish Powder is a yellowish-red shade. As the pH approaches neutral is becomes pinkish and the colorant becomes less stable. Red Radish Powder is noted for having good lightfasness and heatfastness.


Typical Product Uses Powdered Beverages; Confectionary Products


Effects of pH Red Radish Powder is a yellowish-red shade in solutions of pH 3 and lower; a pinkish shade in pH 4-6


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.260



Water Soluble Carmine

Usage Notes Water Soluble Carmine is derived from various scale insects. This colorant is food grade and it can be used in ingested and externally applied drugs, but it cannot be used in cosmetics. This colorant is noted for having excellent heat stability and lightfasntness, and stability in a broad pH range.


Typical Product Uses Beverages; Fruit Juices and Fruit Products; Yogurts and Dairy Products; Confectionary Products; Cleaning Products; Inks; Paints; Flowers


Effects of pH Water Soluble Carmine is often used in low pH products. It is noted for its stability in a pH range of 2-9. Water Soluble Carmine is orange in pH < 4; at pH ranges > 4 it is a bluish-red


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.100
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Annatto Powder

Usage Notes Annatto Powder is water soluble and is food grade and cosmetic grade, but it is not permitted for use in drugs. Annatto Powder is noted for good heat stability and good lightfastness, but it is not recommended for pH < 5.


Typical Product Uses Beverages; Fruit Juices and Fruit Products; Cheeses and Dairy Products; Baked Goods; Spice Blends; Soups; Rice; Pet Products; Cosmetics; Cleaning Products; Fabrics


Effects of pH Annatto Powder will impart a yellowish-orange shade in pH 5-14. It is less stable in acidic pH ranges.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.30
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.2030



Beta Carotene

Usage Notes Beta Carotene is approved for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. Beta Carotene is noted for excellent heat stability and lightfastness. Beta Carotene is most suited for pH 2.5-8.


Typical Product Uses Beverages; Fruit Juices and Fruit Products; Dairy Products; Confectionary Products; Baked Goods; Pet Products; Cosmetics


Effects of pH Beta Carotene will impart an orange shade in pH 2.8-8. The shade becomes yellower as the pH rises.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.95
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Saffron

Usage Notes Saffron is a water soluble powder and it is approved for use in foods. As a color additive Saffron is derived from the stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower. Saffron is noted for its lightfastness and heat stability.


Typical Product Uses Beverages, Baked Goods; Rice; Soups; Spice Blends; Pet Products; Cleaning Products


Effects of pH Saffron will impart a yellow shade from pH 3 - 12.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.500



Turmeric

Usage Notes Turmeric is a water soluble powder and it is approved for use in foods. Turmeric is noted for its very good heat stability, fair lightfastness, and stability in a wide range of pHs. In foods, Turmeric is often used as a natural colorant in lieu of FD&C Yellow #5.


Typical Product Uses Beverages; Powdered Drinks; Soups; Baked Goods; Pet Products; Breads and Grains; Confectionary Products; Dairy Products; Cheeses; Salad Dressings Mustard; Spice Blends; Cleaning Products


Effects of pH Turmeric imparts a bright yellow shade from pH 2.5 - 8. The shade becomes more orangey as the pH rises above 8.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.600



Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin

Usage Notes Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin is a water soluble powder and it is approved for use in citrus-based dry beverage mixes. Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin is noted for having very good heat stability, very good lightfastness, and good stability in a range of pHs.


Typical Product Uses Beverages; Baked Goods; Soups; Confectionary Products; Milk Based Ice Cream; Pet Products; Cleaning Products


Effects of pH Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin will impart a green shade. It is most stable in pH 4 - 9.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.125



Spirulina Extract

Usage Notes Spirulina Extract is a water soluble powder and it is approved for use in foods. This product is noted for having a bright bluish-violet shade. This product is most stable in pH 6 -7. It has moderate heatfastness and fair lightfastness.


Typical Product Uses Confectionary Products; Frostings; Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts; Yogurts; Custards; Puddings; Cottage Cheese; Gelatin; Breadcrumbs; Cereals (excluding extruded cereals)


Effects of pH Spirulina Extract will impart a bluish-violet shade in pH 6-7


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.530



Black Carrot Powder

Usage Notes Black Carrot Powder is water soluble and it is approved for use in foods. This colorant is noted for having good heat stability, good lightfastness, and stability over a broad range of pHs but it is most stable in acidic pH ranges. This product is often used as a natural alternative to FD&C Red #40.


Typical Product Uses Fruit Drink Mixes; Fruit-Based Desserts; Candy; Confections;


Effects of pH Black Carrot Powder generates a red shade in pH 3; a magenta shade in pH 6; and a purple shade in pH 7


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.260



Caramel

Usage Notes Caramel is a water soluble powder and it is approved for use in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. Caramel is noted for having excellent heat stability, excellent lightfastness, and excellent stability in acidic pHs. This product is very mild in flavor and it is typically used to impart color. This is a great colorant if you're formulating a low pH natural cleaning product.


Typical Product Uses Drink Mixes; Baked Goods; Cereals; Soups; Ice Creams; Frozen Desserts; Confectionary Products; Meat Rubs; Pet Products; Cleaning Products


Effects of pH Caramel powder is designed to be stable at high temperatures and in low pH ranges. It will generate a dark brown shade from pH 2.5 - 7.


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.85
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.1085
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.2085



Water Soluble Liquids

Caramel Liquid

Usage Notes Caramel Liquid is water soluble and it is approved for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. Caramel is noted for having excellent heat stability, excellent lightfastness, and excellent stability in acidic pHs. This product is very mild in flavor and it is typically used to impart color. This is a great colorant if you're formulating a low pH natural cleaning product.


Typical Product Uses Drink Mixes; Baked Goods; Cereals; Soups; Ice Creams; Frozen Desserts; Confectionary Products; Meat Rubs; Pet Products; Cleaning Products


Effects of pH Caramel liquid is designed to be stable at high temperatures and in low pH ranges. It will generate a dark brown shade from pH 2.5 - 7


FDA Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.85
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.1085
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.2085

 

 

 

 

 

 

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