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Natural Food Colors

Natural Food Colors

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by / Views 64 / February 5, 2015

Natural Food Colors:

Colors that are exempt from certification include pigments derived from “natural” sources such as vegetables and animals as well as metals/minerals such as aluminum, silver, iron, and titanium dioxide.

Pigment typeWhere it’s foundColour created
AnthocyaninsDark-coloured berries; beetsBlue-purple
CanthaxanthinCertain fish; algaePink/orange
ChlorophyllLeaves of green plants/algaeGreen
CharcoalBurned woodGray-black
CochinealInsectsRed-purple
Iron oxideRusting metalReddish brown
PaprikaGround chili peppersOrange-red
SaffronCrocus flowersOrange-yellow
TurmericTurmeric plant rootBright yellow.

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