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 quantities that are stable and suitable for coloring foods and beverages a few more steps are required. Click on the infographic below for a step-by-step overview of how the most commonly used color in the world is made.

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