Kalsec black carrot and paprika extracts

Friday, 03 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Columbit Australia


The recent carmine supply issues and resulting price pressures have manufacturers looking for natural alternatives to achieve red hues in foods and beverages. Carmine, generally, sold as 52% pigment is a water insoluble colour used in confections, dairy products, dry seasoning and baked goods to provide pink to red hues. The pink shade of carmine in these applications is challenging to match. Synthetic replacements are no longer an attractive option as the global market demand is driving towards clean and natural labelling in the food and beverage industry.

Natural colours such as Kalsec’s black carrot and paprika extracts may be natural alternatives to achieving hues ranging in colour from pink to red in select foods and beverages.

Cochineal/carmine is sold in various forms: cochineal or carminic acid provides orange shades to beverages and fruit bases and can typically be replaced with water-soluble forms of paprika extract; water-soluble acid-proof carmine delivers pink to red shades in beverages, dairy products and fruit bases.

Black carrot is often an appropriate replacement when a pink to red hue is desired.

Online: www.columbit.com.au
Phone: 02 9700 7666
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