Yellow Food Dye: Natural vs. Synthetic

Yellow food dyes are a type of food colorant used to add a yellow or yellow-orange color to foods and beverages. There are two main types of yellow colorants: synthetic and natural.

Synthetic yellow food colorants are manufactured dyes that are derived from various sources, such as coal tar or petroleum. Among the most commonly used dyes of this type are tartrazine (E102) and twilight yellow (E110). These dyes are widely used in the food industry and can be found in a wide variety of products, such as processed cheese, soft drinks, confectionery and bakery products.

On the other hand, natural yellow food dyes are derived from vegetable or animal sources. Some of the most commonly used colorants of this type in the industry are annatto, turmeric or saffron. These colorants are often preferred by consumers looking for more natural or organic options. In addition to being major players in the current trends of consuming more and more natural products, they are also the main players in the current trends of consuming more and more natural products.

There has been some controversy surrounding the safety of synthetic yellow food dyes, with some studies suggesting a link to hyperactivity in children.

At IMBAREX we have a broad portfolio of natural dyes suitable for use in all types of products. Contact us here so that our team of experts can help you choose the right colorant for your product.



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