Fenchem launches new natural colors

Fenchem launches new natural colors

New FenColor red and blue colors remain under various processing conditions such as heating and low pH.

Fenchem will formally launch a series of natural colors, FenColor™, at IFT, held in New Orleans on June 22 to 24. FenColor are stable natural colors under various processing conditions, such as heating and low pH, making them suitable for food and beverage applications.

FenColor consists of natural blue and red colors, which are derived from spirulina and black carrot, respectively. Spirulina blue (phycocyanin powder) is a natural blue color extracted from spirulina. Phycocyanin is a pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is water-soluble pigment, providing transparent solution with bright and attractive blue shade. It can provide natural blue for blending other natural colors, like blending with yellow to give bright green or with red for purple shades. The color was just approved by FDA to be applied in expended food and beverage applications this year.

And another newly launched red color, black carrot, is extracted from the root of black carrot, containing anthocyanin compounds (primarily cyanidin glycosides), which, after extraction, exhibit desirable red shades. It is stable in acidic conditions (red to purple red) with good light and heat resistant properties. The product is suitable to be applied in beverages, ice cream, confectionaries, jam, jelly, integrated alcoholic beverages and more.

Besides the raw materials, Fenchem provides know-how solutions with abundant experiences in food and nutrition industries to global customers with the help of five overseas branches. Welcome to our booth, #1707 in IFT 2014, for more information.

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