Vegetable Carbon

Natural Colouring Vegetable Carbon E15 KOSHER/USP GRADE 1 TON In STOCK for FoodBeverage.
Brand: Yangge Product name: Vegetable Carbon Part: Whole herb Active Ingredient: Bamboo Specification: E153 Extraction method: HPLC Apperence: Black powder
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Product Introduction

What is Vegetable Carbon?

Vegetable carbon is a food additive, which the European Union (EU) and Canadian authorities have approved. However, it is prohibited in the United States, as the FDA does not approve its use. The E153 has a common name known as vegetable carbon.  It is also known as carbon black, vegetable black or carbo medicinalis vegetabilis. Vegetable carbon E153 is utilized as a Natural Coloring agent in food products and frozen drinks.

Vegetable carbon is produced from green bamboo, refined from high-temperature carbonization process. Its production is through steam activation. Steam activation is achieved by charring vegetable fibres. Raw materials like nutshells, peat, wood, and cellulose residues are used to achieve this process.

They are ground into small particles before adding glycerin or glucose for ease of use in food.  This contains fine particles of carbonized vegetable material. The carbon black powder is particularly fine. Its color shade ranges from grey to black, depending on the amount used.

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Vegetable Carbon Specification

Product Name

Vegetable carbon 




Dry powder

Melting point


Boiling point





~1.7g/ml at 25°C

Solubility in water





Food, beverage, medicine, cosmetics, etc




Keep in closed container at ambient temperature & humidity

Why Choose Us?

Free sample available: Vegetable carbon 10-30g free samples could be offered for your R&D trial. Qty: 1ton, Delivery method: FOB/CIF.

Vegetable Carbon Offered by YANGGEBIOTECH Are:

  • FDA-approved

  • Halal certificate

  • Kosher Certified

  • Inspected and tested by international laboratories before each shipment

We Stand Behind our Products and Warranties:

  • Personalized Customer Service

  • On-time shipments and flexible delivery options

  • Products certified "safe to use"

  • Various Packaging Solutions

  • Profitable Vegetable Carbon Price

  • Continuous availability


Yes! You may request a copy of the Non-Gmo statement for this product by using the comments box provided on the COA request form.

Vegetable Carbon Black Powder Uses

Vegetable carbon It is rarely utilized alone in food as it offers an intense black color. This color is suitable for specific varieties of confectionery like desserts or ice. Nevertheless, it can be used as a shading agent with other colours, hence increased color intensity.

Vegetable carbon has common uses like confectionery, decorations, cheese coating, cosmetics,pharmaceuticals, bakery products, and black caviar substitute.

Products such as jam crystals, jelly crystals, and liquorice are among the food and drinks come under its category .

An excellent example of vegetable carbon in drinks is where Alex Kratena at London’s Artesian bar incorporated vegetable ash on his Dream to a dream cocktail.

  • Application Reference:

FoodMaximum Usage(g/kg)
Frozen Drinks5
Collagen CasingsAccording torequirement

Vegetable Carbon | Natural Coloring Agent In Food Products


YANGGEBIOTECH Packages Vegetable Carbon resealable bag. Store it in a cool, dry area protected from light. Reseal after each use.

Packaged in multi-layer kraft paper bag with food grade PE inner bag, net 25kg/bag. (Other packaging types are available on request)

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Where to Buy Vegetable Carbon?

You can vegetable carbon at YANGGEBIOTECH company is an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor for pure dietary supplements. is not just a consumer brand. It also supplies pure ingredients to other brands that distribute food and other supplement products. Contact to place an order today.