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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

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How is Caramel Color Made?

How is Caramel Color Made? In simple terms, caramel color is made by cooking carbohydrates. It is similar to how you would make caramel on a stovetop – you heat sugar until the color changes from white to dark brown. But in order to create large

Colorful Collaboration

Harvested from Nature, Perfected with Science For us, working with manufacturers to create beautiful products is what it's all about! We partnered with New Hope Network to show you how we do

Transparent Supply Chain
Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is found in the chloroplasts in green plants. It’s abundance in nature and vibrant green color make it ideal for use as a natural food color.    EU and UK regulations require chlorophyll for use as a color in foods and beverages to be

Amaize® Red:
A New Anthocyanin Source

Red from Purple Corn Introducing a simple label red color from anthocyanins that has a completely transparent supply chain from seed to sale: Amaize® red from purple