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Oleoresin paprika, an iconic powder seasoning derived from select varieties of dried and ground red peppers. Holds a distinguished global status. Beyond its renowned flavor enhancement, it’s celebrated for imparting a delightful reddish-orange hue. It is present in a wide variety of dishes, elevating both flavor and color. What is paprika oleoresin? The process of […]

Imbarex
July 20th, 2018

At Imbarex, we provide the appropriate documents for the correct dispatching to our clients. Customs all over the world have different requirements according to the regulations established in each country. We have more than 20 years working with clients from more than 50 countries around the world, which gives us the necessary experience and knowledge […]

Imbarex
July 19th, 2018

With the installation of a new plant, Imbarex directly processes fresh raw material obtained from its own farmlands In the year 2011, when Imbarex already had its first processing plant in Lurín, the company’s plans for increasing its production levels were just starting. At that time, 2,000 hectares were acquired in Pisco (Department of Ica) […]

Imbarex
July 17th, 2018

Food Ingredientes South America, one of the most important exhibitions of our industry will be held in August in Sao Paulo From August 21 to 23, the Food Ingredients South America 2018, one of the most important meetings of the food ingredients industry in Latin America, will be held in the city of Sao Paulo, […]

Imbarex
July 13th, 2018

At Imbarex, with Carmine you may find shades ranging from pink to purple. Extracted from the cochineal, carmine is the most important natural coloring in the food industry due to its stability to light and temperature. Its flexibility allows different variations in shades, ranging from pink to violet. These variations are obtained during the manufacturing […]

Imbarex
July 12th, 2018

Discover some of the main benefits of consuming Yacon Yacon is a plant cultivated in the Peruvian Andes since Inca times as it is part of their regular intake of food and medicine. Its yellow flowers are similar to daisies; and its roots, sweet and low in calories, are usually eaten raw. This tuber generally […]

Imbarex
July 10th, 2018

Main features of cochineal, the raw material of our natural color: the carmine Carmine is a natural color of animal origin, which mainly comes from female cochineals, insects that usually live in the cacti or prickly pear of Latin America. This raw material has been traditionally used in Peru since Pre-Inca civilizations to dye cotton […]

Imbarex
July 5th, 2018

Carmine, annatto and yacon are some of our most requested products. The Peruvian exports of carmine from cochineal extract in the first five months of 2018 already exceed 1,200 tons. Carmine, the most important food coloring together with annatto and yacon, is one of the three products that Imbarex sells the most. All three are […]

Imbarex
July 3rd, 2018

Meats, cheese and beverages are just some of the products in which Annatto is used. Annatto is one of the most requested natural colors worldwide, and it is extracted from the Bixa Orellana seeds. Its colors range from yellow to reddish orange, which is why it is used a lot in several end products from […]

Imbarex
June 28th, 2018

The field of food additives encompasses a variety of colorful components. Among them, this popular dye stands out for being a vibrant and widely used dye. This comprehensive guide aims to uncover the multifaceted aspects of Red 40 in nutrition. Also how to address its presence, applications and answer fundamental questions about its aliases, such […]

Imbarex
June 26th, 2018

E-160b, regionally called achiote extract, is a natural coloring frequently used in food. Bixa Orellana, a tree native from Andean countries like Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and other tropical regions of Central America, produces seeds giving rise to a red-brown natural dye. This additive is divided in 3 parts: Annatto (raw extract), Bixin (oil-soluble form), […]

Imbarex
June 21st, 2018

E120 carmine is a natural coloring used to enhance the appearance of a wide variety of food products. Known as one of the most popular colorings in the food industry, E120 provides different tones of crimson, ranging from pink to purple. The application of this color extends to meats, sweets, dairy and other products to […]

Imbarex
June 19th, 2018

Importance of Bixina, natural dye from Annatto, in different industries. Bixin is one of the most popular natural colorings because of its great coloring power, being specially used in the food industry to provide color to different products requiring a tone that may vary from yellow to brown. This input is also used by the […]

Imbarex
June 15th, 2018

Yellow food coloring derived from annatto, sourced from the seeds of the achiote plant, stands out as a highly sought-after natural coloring agent widely employed in an array of processed foods. Its adaptability is evident in its role not only in adding vibrant color but also in enhancing the visual appeal of everyday food items, […]

Imbarex
June 12th, 2018

Annatto, which is where Norbixin is derived from, comes from the pulp of achiote seeds from a bushy shrub known as Bixa Orellana. The fruits of this shrub are covered with opaque soft bristles or with a soft surface. They are round and are about 4 cm wide, and they can be found in several […]

Imbarex
June 7th, 2018

Carmine is one of the oldest natural colorings and one of those having the best technological characteristics among the natural ones. Currently, natural colorings are increasingly popular because they are safe for consumption and because, in contrast to the artificial ones, they do not have negative effects. Besides, more and more people are concerned about […]

Imbarex
June 7th, 2018

Annatto, which is extracted from achiote seeds, is one of the most popular natural colorings because of its coloring power and for not having any negative effect on people health, like the rest of natural additives. Its color ranges from yellow to orange and its by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. While […]

Imbarex
May 31st, 2018

Annatto is one of the most popular natural colorings in the world, which is derived from the achiote tree seeds, which are plant pigments found in the lining of seeds. The fruits of this shrub are covered with opaque soft bristles or with a soft surface. They are round and are about 4 cm wide, […]

Imbarex
May 28th, 2018

Allura Red, or Red 40, is a synthetic red coloring that is an azoderivative compound. It is a disodium salt that comes in the form of a dark reddish powder very soluble in water, which is often used in the food industry as a food coloring, having the following code: E 129. Red 40 is […]

Imbarex
May 24th, 2018

Annatto color, a precious natural pigment derived from the seeds of the annatto tree, achiote tree (Bixa orellana). It is a testament to historical resilience, revered across civilizations for centuries due to its warm and vibrant tones. Known in classifications as E160b, this ancient and revered coloring agent weaves a rich historical tapestry that transcends […]

Imbarex
May 17th, 2018

Cochineal is an insect that reproduces on the pads of cactus fruit, and from which a crimson red color extract or Cochineal Carmine is obtained. Therefore, they are not exactly the same, although sometimes there is some confusion because in order to talk about Cochineal Carmine we need to talk first about Cochineal. Cochineal is […]

Imbarex
May 14th, 2018

E-160b is the code given to bixin used as a coloring additive in the food industry. This code is based on the European Union’s food codes, which correspond to isolated natural colorings, such as Isobixin and Norbixin. Besides, Bixin is a coloring of plant origin that is extracted from Annatto Bixa Orellana tropical tree’s seed […]

Imbarex
May 10th, 2018

Carmine is one of the oldest natural colorings and, probably, has the best technological characteristics among the natural ones. This means that it has the best coloring power; besides, using a natural coloring does not mean you have to sacrifice the natural brightness of food, for example. Currently, natural colorings are increasingly popular because they […]

Imbarex
May 8th, 2018

Annatto or Achiote is a natural coloring that stands out mainly for being a natural way of providing color and flavor to food. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the null toxicity of Annatto for both human consumption and skin application. In fact, this is a very suitable substance for coloring all kinds of foods […]

Imbarex
May 2nd, 2018

Carmine is divided into 4 types: Liquid Carmine, Water-Soluble Carmine, Carmine Lake and Carminic Acid. Depending on the final result you want to obtain, each of them can be applied in different products. As already specified, Carmine, which is derived from the Cochineal, is one of the most used natural colorings because it works well […]

Imbarex
April 26th, 2018

Carmine is one of the oldest natural colorings. In the Paracas culture, for example, it was used to dye mantles. Nowadays, Carmine is used to provide a very pleasant red color from pink to deep red to food products in different industries. This is probably the natural coloring having the best technological characteristics among the […]

Imbarex
April 24th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what gives some foods and other products their bright red color? It might be carmine (E120), a natural dye. Instead of being created in a lab, it comes from a special type of insect called the cochineal insect. This natural dye is surprisingly common, often used in various everyday items like candy, lipstick, and even […]

Imbarex
April 18th, 2018

Carmine comes from the Cochineal, a parasitic plant insect that grows on the pads of cactus fruit. This is used for the extraction of the dye that is made of two substances known as carmine and carminic acid. Carmine is one of the oldest natural dyes and is used in different industries as a pigment […]

Imbarex
April 17th, 2018

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 […]

Imbarex
April 10th, 2018

There are 4 different types of carmine that can be obtained; the variation in tone of the final product will depend on the type of carmine used. Liquid Carmine IMBAREX, which is a dark violet solution produced from aluminum lake and Cochineals’ Carminic Acid, is obtained through an aqueous extraction followed by a dilution process. […]

Imbarex
April 5th, 2018

Cochineal Carmine is one of the oldest natural colorings with the highest coloring power.  When used as a pigment (liquid), the coloring method chosen is dissolution, and its coloring power will depend directly on its purity. However, when used as coloring (solid), the dying method chosen is dispersion (color distribution along the material), and its […]

Imbarex
April 3rd, 2018

Carminic acid, which has a name derived from the Arabic-Persian word kermes, a red berry, is a complex substance used as red coloring extracted from cochineals (Dactylopius coccus). Cochineal is a small insect that lives inside tunas, feeding from the juice of the fleshy leafs it parasitizes, in the cladodes or main ribs of the […]

Imbarex
March 28th, 2018

Natural colorings are used to improve the appearance of products and attract consumers; as the quote says “first impressions last”, and color is one of the main characteristics for food preference. In addition, natural coloring is usually an option partly due to consumers’ concern regarding artificial coloring. Carmine is one of the most widely used […]

Imbarex
March 27th, 2018

Carmine, a vibrant red colorant derived from crushed insects known as cochineal, holds a complex position in the world of food ingredients. While its natural origin and color stability have made it popular for centuries, its ethical and health considerations raise concerns for specific consumers. This article delves deep into the world of carmine, exploring: […]

Imbarex
March 22nd, 2018

Achiote (or annatto) is a red to yellow natural pigment widely used in the cosmetics and food industry. It is extracted from a shrub’s seeds, also known as achiote (Bixia Orellana), native to tropical areas of America. Bixin and norbixin are the basic components of achiote, as well as natural colorings obtained from Annatto. Achiote […]

Imbarex
March 20th, 2018

Red-colored processed products are very attractive to consumers, and food companies know this, just look at the only-red bags of gummy candies or all “Red Velvet” products. According to a survey conducted by Neilsen Global Health and Ingredient Sentiment Survey, consumers try to avoid artificial flavors and colors. This basically tells us that today people […]

Imbarex
March 15th, 2018

Natural colorings are obtained from foods and other natural products through a physical or chemical extraction resulting in a selection of pigments. Natural colorings are widely used in applications where the use of artificial colorings are not allowed, such as, for example, in the meat industry. While it is true that some industries and gastronomic […]

Imbarex
March 12th, 2018

Bixin is an apocarotenoid used as a coloring additive in food industry. It has the code E-160b, according to European Union’s food codes, which correspond to isolated natural colorings, such as isobixin and Norbixin. Annatto refers to the raw extract, while bixin is the fat-soluble coloring part, and norbixin is the water-soluble part. All of […]

Imbarex
March 7th, 2018

Carminic acid is a complex chemical substance used as red dye, extracted from cochineals. It is used as coloring in the cosmetics industry, as well as in the food industry to provide a red color to foods and drinks. As it was mentioned in other articles, carminic acid is extracted from cochineals, which is a […]

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February 28th, 2018

Annatto is a natural coloring characterized by providing an orange tone to Cheddar cheese and other food products that use a yellow-to-orange color, such as drinks, snacks, milk products, among others. Many mass consumption products use achiote due to its bright color. Annatto IMBAREX by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. One of […]

Imbarex
February 27th, 2018

In the field of natural colorants, annatto extract shines as an attractive and flexible option. This dye is derived from the seeds of the annatto tree (Bixa orellana). For centuries, annatto extract, this vibrant pigment has played a key role in traditional cuisines and cultural practices around the world. It brings not only color, but […]

Imbarex
February 21st, 2018

Annatto is one of the most popular natural coloring in the world due to its great performance in protein applications and, especially, great coloring power. It is extracted from achiote seeds, and its color ranges from yellow to orange. Its by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. In IMBAREX, we offer 4 types […]

Imbarex
February 20th, 2018

The natural coloring Annatto stands out as a natural way of providing color and flavor to food. It is extracted from achiote seeds and is one of the most popular natural coloring in the world due to its great performance in protein applications and great coloring power. Its color ranges from yellow to orange. Its […]

Imbarex
February 12th, 2018

Nature has always had an answer to human needs; this is because plants, mushrooms, algae and insects have been and are still some of the alternatives from which natural coloring is obtained. Therefore, there is no doubt that plant pigments have accompanied human beings since time immemorial, being naturally obtained for various purposes. But, what […]

Imbarex
February 8th, 2018

At some point, you may have heard about the dangers of food coloring and some reports that even link its consumption to cancer. However, it is very important to keep in mind that these side effects are usually associated with artificial food coloring. Natural colorings, like Annatto, are not dangerous for human consumption. We would […]

Imbarex
February 6th, 2018

Also known as Annatto, this dye is extracted from achiote seeds and is one of the most popular natural coloring in the world due to its great performance in protein applications and great coloring power. Its color ranges from yellow to orange and its by-products include presentations in powder, liquid and oil suspension. Achiote applications include […]

Imbarex
February 1st, 2018

Annatto, one of the most popular natural colors in the world. It is known under different names: achiote, onoto, atsuete or urucum, depending on its location.  It is made from achiote tree’s seeds. It works very well in protein applications and has a great coloring power; it also has a vibrant color that makes it […]

Imbarex
January 30th, 2018

Color plays an important role in consumers’ preference for food and drinks. In fact, a 2007 study published in the Journal of Consumer Research concluded that color is a more powerful influencer than flavor. At the same time, more and more consumers want food and drink color to come from natural sources. However, there are […]

Imbarex
January 25th, 2018

We have already widely expound on how carmine’s flexibility allows to obtain different categories that provide a wide range of colors, from pink to violet. In addition, its easy application makes it one of the most popular coloring in the industry. IMBAREX’S Carminic Acid is one of the 4 types of Carmine, which is a […]

Imbarex
January 23rd, 2018

As we already know, carmine is one of the most popular natural coloring due to its flexibility, allowing to obtain different categories that provide a very wide range of colors ranging from pink to violet. There are 4 types of Carmine; we have addressed two of them: Carmine Laca and Liquid Carmine Today, we will […]

Imbarex
January 18th, 2018

As already mentioned, food coloring is a type of additive that provides color to food. Currently, the food industry uses food coloring to change consumers’ preferences, as color is one of the main attributes to prefer a specific food. In addition, natural coloring is usually an option, partly due to consumers’ concern regarding artificial coloring. […]

Imbarex
January 17th, 2018

Carmine is the most important natural dye due to its excellent heat and light stability. 4 different types can be obtained from Carmine; shades variation of final product will depend on the type of carmine used. Derived from the cochineal insect, it takes advantage of the essence of cochineal extract, which contains its rich pigmentation. […]

Imbarex
January 11th, 2018

As referred to in other articles, the Carmine‘s adaptability allows to obtain different specialties that provide a wide range of colors from pink to violet and the ease of its application makes it one of the most popular dyes in the industry. Carmine Lake is one out of the 4 types of Carmine; it is a […]

Imbarex
January 9th, 2018

Today there is a strong trend toward drinks with natural colorants as additives as they provide valuable solutions to a growing demand in favor of clean labels and more responsible and conscious consumption. Natural colors suitable for drinks vary greatly according to beverage type and packaging. The beverage pH is one of the greatest influencing […]

Imbarex
December 28th, 2017

The cochineal insects settle on cacti plant to feed on its pad by using their beak-like mouthparts to help them suck away at its nutrients. If they are removed from the hosting pad, they will be unable to attach back to another sap. The cycles of the cochineal insect are: Eggs: Their shell is transparent, […]

Imbarex
December 26th, 2017

Color is very important in food because it direclty affects consumer’s perception of the product and influences the purchasing decision process. Sausages, meats, cheeses, jellies and even drinks that are consumed contain dyes that seek to improve the visual appeal of the product. Although it was common to find synthetic-origin dyes for this purpose, today, […]

Imbarex
December 21st, 2017

Carmine is associated with the red crimson-type color, however different varieties of hues are obtained from the Cochineal Carmine, since it is a versatile product of great value for many industries such as Pharmaceutical, which uses it for preparing tablets, toothpaste, mouth rinses, etc. Cosmetic Industry uses it in lipsticks, face powders, eyeliners, etc. and […]

Imbarex
December 19th, 2017

In the previous article, Carmine  color was divided in the following categories: Carmine Laca, Water-soluble Carmine, Carmine Liquid and Carminic Acid. In order to further explore the subject, we will go deeper into applications according to the Carmine type for better understanding each category. CARMINE LAKE It is used in ice cream, pastries, sweets, snacks, […]

Imbarex
December 14th, 2017

As already mentioned in other articles, carmine is the most important dye in the food industry for its excellent stability to light and temperature. The adaptability of this product allows to obtain different specialties that provide a wide range of colors from pink to violet, and the ease of its application makes it one of […]

Imbarex
December 12th, 2017

Sustainable consumption is today’s trend and consumers are looking for more natural options, free from dyes and other artificial additives. Natural dyes are a great and valuable option to the challenge of a growing demand of clean labels solutions. Natural dyes are obtained from food and other natural materials either by physical or chemical extraction […]

Imbarex
December 6th, 2017

Use of carmine color from cochineal remains very popular today. This dye is used to give red or pink coloring to many products. It is designated E120 by the Food Industry Currently carmine is a versatile product of great value for many industries, such as: FOOD INDUSTRY: In general, it is used in any product […]

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November 30th, 2017

On November 28, 29 and 30, Food Ingredients Europe 2017 (FI EUROPE) will be held in Germany, this being the largest meeting place for food and beverage professionals. Held every two years, it focuses on the market situation and future prospects. For three days, participants have the opportunity for informal networking, to build new business […]

Imbarex
November 23rd, 2017

The journey of cochineal extract as a natural colorant transcends centuries, carrying a heritage rich with dynamism and cultural significance. Renowned for its intense red hue, carmine has long been connected with diverse cultures and industries worldwide. This natural dye with historical roots is received from cochineal native to South America and the Canary Islands. […]

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November 21st, 2017
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