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In Europe, color-rich food is considered a kind of food raw material, and it is not added in limited quantities, so it is not considered a food additive, and is not regulated by the 1333/2008 (European Food Additives Regulation) Regulation, nor does it need to be marked in the product. the E number. (In Europe, food additives and colors have their own E numbers, for example, turmeric is E100)
In Europe, colour-rich foods have clean label claims, mostly consumer-identifiable natural edible ingredients (e.g. carrots, beet, spirulina). With increasing consumer awareness of the dangers of chemically synthesized pigments, and a strong need to improve health and eat nutritious foods, color-rich foods are increasingly popular with consumers as they are considered more natural and healthier options.
• Artificial Color Additives (E Number) - Synthetic additives used to color food, eg, Tartrazine E101.
• Natural Color Additives (E Numbers) – These additives are mostly of natural origin and are concentrated and processed to enhance and stabilize color, such as Turmeric E100.
• Color-rich foods (clean label ingredients) - simply processed from foods such as fruits, vegetables and algae to impart flavor and color with a clean label claim, such as spirulina.
For the food and beverage industry, the use of color-rich foods can present challenges, they tend to be less stable than traditional chemically synthesized colors and may require higher addition levels to achieve the desired color. With R&D laboratory and applied research, YANGGEBIOTECH has accumulated rich experience and knowledge in the application of rich color food, and can provide customers with a series of innovative and stable color solutions.
Colorful food, China's full name is coloring food for food industry. It is one or more natural color food raw materials, edible fruits, vegetables and other plants and algae, which are simply processed by physical methods without the use of chemicals or solvents to extract pigments.
Spirulina is a member of the color-rich food. Spirulina has survived on the earth for 3.5 billion years and can give food its precious green (Spirulina) or blue (phycocyanin).
Based on the principle of processing without the use of chemical solvents, color-rich foods are mainly concentrated juices, powders made from edible fruits, vegetables and algae, which are then made into standardized colors.
Color-rich foods retain the flavor and nutrients of the raw materials.
Natural colors are food color additives that are naturally sourced and added to food and beverages, and their main purpose is to change the color of the product. It is easy for consumers to think of natural pigments and color-rich foods as the same thing, but there are certain differences between the two.
Natural pigments are extracted from abundant sources, including plants, fragrances, microorganisms and minerals, and may be extracted using chemical solvents during processing. Generally, it is mostly highly concentrated juice and powder, which can be widely used in food and beverage coloring.
In Europe, natural pigments are regarded as a kind of food additives, and their use is regulated by EU Regulation 1333/2008. The specifications of pigments refer to EU Regulation 231/2012.
According to European regulations, natural colours must be labelled on the back of the package according to their function, some may be restricted from use in certain foods, for example: "colour: E160a" or "colour: beta-carotene". (For example, 'colour: E160a', or 'colour: Beta-carotene')
Although some of the colors in natural colors come from natural sources, due to processing, the back of the label of the final product does not distinguish between natural and synthetic colors, but products using natural colors can declare "no synthetic colors" on the packaging.
For example, chlorophyll E40 is a natural pigment. In order to obtain a more stable and vivid green color from chlorophyll, alkaline hydrolysis must be used to replace the magnesium atom with sodium and copper to change the hue of the color. This is the chlorophyll sodium copper E141. It is because of this process that sodium copper chlorophyll is not considered a type of natural pigment even though it is of natural origin.