11 Natural Food Colorings

caramel-color

Do you hate artificial food colors? Read for a while to find out what are the natural food colors you can use.

1. Caramel, E150
a soluble food coloring. Made by a carefully controlled heat treatment of carbohydrates, generally in the presence of acids, alkalis, or salts, in a process called caramelization. It is more fully oxidized than caramel candy and has an odor of burnt sugar and a somewhat bitter taste. Its color ranges from pale yellow to amber to dark brown.

caramel-color

caramel, by freedom2vape.com

2. Annatto, E160b
A derivative of the achiote trees of tropical regions of the Americas, used to produce a yellow to orange food coloring and also as a flavoring. The scent is described as “slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg” and flavor as “slightly sweet and peppery”. Produced from the reddish pericarp or pulp which surrounds the seed of the achiote. It is used in many natural cheeses, margarine, butter, rice, smoked fish, and custard powder.

annato colorant

annato, by wikipedia

3. Chlorella, E140
Its a chlorophyll colorant. made from green algae

chlorella algae

chlorella, by methodsofhealing.com


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