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Alternatives to Titanium Dioxide

When you think about the natural colors that are added to your foods and beverages, your mind probably jumps straight to vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, etc. that show off your favorite flavors. However, there is another color that is added to a wide range

Video: Testing the Heat Stability of Natural Colors

How We Test the Heat Stability of Natural Colors Understanding natural color stability is critical for guiding customers to the best solution for their products. And testing natural colors for heat stability is especially important for applications like

What’s the Difference between Bixin and Norbixin?

Annatto is a yellow to red-orange natural color that is extracted from the spiney seed pods of the Bixa orellana, or achiote, bush. It is native to tropical growing areas in Central and South America as well as Africa. In some countries like Brazil, the seeds

How do you test natural color stability?

Natural color stability is a multifaceted question - but critical for guiding customers to the best solution for their food and beverage products. Many factors affect the stability of natural colors - from the raw material quality, formulation, food

Alternatives to Carmine

Cochineal and carmine are natural colors extracted from the cactus-dwelling cochineal insect that is native to Latin America. Depending on the method of extraction, they can range in hue from orange to red to purple. They have excellent heat, light, and pH

What’s the Difference Between Chlorophyll & Chlorophyllin?

Chlorophyll is a green pigment that is naturally found in the chloroplasts in green plants. Its abundance in nature makes it ideal for use as a natural food color. But there are several types of chlorophyll available as a food coloring and it can get

Color Matching

Color matching is often necessary when customers switch natural color suppliers or move from synthetic to natural colors. In both cases, we need to match the original color as closely as possible. But how do we do this? We’ll show you using the example of

Video: How We Color Match

We often work with customers that are either switching natural color suppliers or moving from synthetic to natural colors. In both cases, we need to match the original color as closely as possible. Our Senior Applications Scientist, Katie Rountree, explains

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Top 5 Considerations When Choosing a Natural Color

There are hundreds of different types of natural colors from dozens of different sources and choosing the best natural color for your product can seem daunting. So, we’ve selected the top 5 key factors that influence color choice for a specific