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There are many specifications of phycocyanin, from low color value E6 to high color value E30, from liquid E2 to E3, and phycocyanin has a wide range of application scenarios, including food, beverage, cosmetics, and nutrition. So, how to choose the right phycocyanin?
At present, phycocyanin has the most applications in food and beverages, and this is also the most concerned issue: which specification of phycocyanin is the most suitable for food. Among them, the influencing factors are divided into the following points:
Let me start with the conclusion that phycocyanin E18 is a more suitable specification for food and beverages. Therefore, we recommend E18. The dosage, solubility, and stability are all better.
Price is often the most concerned issue, because it directly relates to the cost of the final product. However, price is actually the least important factor. Because the price is inversely proportional to the amount added. The expensive high-spec phycocyanin tends to be added in small amounts, and the low-priced low-spec phycocyanin tends to be added in large amounts. The final cost allocated to the product is actually not much different.
In addition to the price, the amount of addition is also a common problem. The addition amount is proportional to the specification of phycocyanin. To achieve the same color of phycocyanin, the amount of phycocyanin with low specification is large, and the amount of phycocyanin with high specification is small, which is also well understood. Specifically, you can visit the previous picture.
From the theoretical and experimental results, the solubility of phycocyanin with high color value is relatively better and faster. However, the added amount of phycocyanin with high color value is difficult to control, and there are also price factors. Therefore, phycocyanin E18 has better solubility among all specifications, and is also a more suitable specification for price, dosage, and use. It is also the phycocyanin that we recommend in food and beverages.
The stability of phycocyanin is a disadvantage of phycocyanin. Poor stability is a common disadvantage of natural products, and it is also a disadvantage that cannot be solved in the industry.
However, there are certain differences in the stability performance of phycocyanin of various specifications. According to our experimental results, Phycocyanin E18 is currently a specification with better stability performance.
After analyzing so many factors, what is the difference between different specifications of phycocyanin?
Pigment products generally use color price to distinguish specifications, and phycocyanin is no exception. E10, E18, E6, and E25 represent the color value of phycocyanin of this specification. Example: Phycocyanin E18 means that the color value of phycocyanin of this specification is 180. Generally speaking, the color value is directly proportional to the content of phycocyanin. The color price is high, and the phycocyanin content will also be high.
In addition to the color value, the amount of auxiliary materials added for different specifications of phycocyanin will also be different.
In order to increase the stability of phycocyanin, YANGGE often adds trehalose to the product to protect the stability of the protein; sodium citrate is added to adjust the pH to make phycocyanin more suitable for consumption; maltodextrin is added to adapt to the current popular Sugar reduction trend.