Carmine as food additive

carmín como aditivo alimentario

Natural food dyes are increasingly popular since they have no negative effects for consumers, whereas artificial food dyes do have; and because nowadays the consumer has a greater concern regarding artificial products choosing foods that contain natural dyes.

Never forget that food needs to look appealing to the eye. It doesn’t matter if it tastes great, food needs to look good and it’s the color that gives that nice, striking and provocative look.

In the food industry, Carmine is one of the most used natural dyes because it works well on food giving them a shade that ranges from pink to deep red. It can be used in syrups, sweets, jams, gums, industrial cakes, canned vegetables, ice creams and dairy products, such as strawberry or wild berry yogurt, or in some energy drinks.

Besides, in the meat industry, it is indeed the most popular dye being used for all products in this category such as sausages, chorizos, hams and other products made from poultry and pork. It is also used as a natural dye for “meat” seasoning that are often found in everyday cooking.

Since Carmine is a natural food dye that provides one of the most viable options to obtain the appearance desired in food, we recommend using each type of Carmine based on the product and the result you want to obtain.

For example, according to our experience, Carmine in spray can be applied in ice cream, pastries, candies, snacks, soups, desserts, meats and other products. Water-soluble Carmine can also be used in ice cream, cakes, sweets, snacks, soups, desserts, meats, and other food products. Liquid Carmine can be applied in ice creams, cakes, sweets, desserts, meats, drinks and other food products requiring a shade from violet to red in the final product. Carminic Acid is good for ice cream, bakery products, pastry, desserts, beverages and other food products in aqueous phase.

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