Caramel colors are among the oldest food colorings, used in the food industry to impart an appealing appearance to food products since the 1800s. Today, caramel colors account for approximately 80% of all color additives used in foods and beverages, appearing in products such as, spirits, sauces, baked goods, processed meats, and even pet foods.
To claim that flavorants used in baked goods are a secondary concern in batch production would be inaccurate. Yet the focus on the flours, texturants, fats, and leavenings in discussions of bakery production seems to overwhelm all other ingredients. Yet ingredients such as malted grain syrups, cinnamon, chocolate, fruits, vanilla, spices and even flavored salts and soy sauce are what bring baked goods to life.
GNT expands EXBERRY color line with two new green shades made from spirulina and turmeric
July 14, 2021
EXBERRY® Shade Lime Green provides a vibrant yellowish green, while Shade Jade Green offers a vivid bluish green. They are halal, kosher and vegan-friendly and can be used in a wide variety of applications, including gummies, jellies and hard- and soft-panned confectionery as well as dairy products including yogurt and ice cream.
Researchers converted anthocyanin blue from a tiny fraction of red cabbage extract into a primary product
April 14, 2021
A natural brilliant blue coloring has been discovered by an international team of researchers including chemists at the University of California, Davis. The new cyan blue, obtained from red cabbage, could be an alternative to synthetic blue food colorings such as the widely used FD&C Blue No. 1. The work is published April 7 in Science Advances.
Color is arguably the most important initial sensory cue we get from a food or beverage. It helps us almost immediately make a preliminary judgement about the desirability, quality, and palatability of what we plan to eat or drink.
The growth in sales of natural food colorants is expected to continue growing strong. The food color market reached $2.85B at the end of last year (about double the 2015 figures), and boasts a CAGR of nearly 6%.
On one side of the food and beverage processing industry, food manufacturers have been tasked with solving issues of food and ingredient safety and security. From the other side, consumers are more closely scrutinizing the ingredients and processes involved in the food products they purchase.
EQT plans to invest in natural colors, strengthen its digital infrastructure, sustainability capabilities and supply chain setup
September 28, 2020
Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and the EQT IX fund announced that EQT has agreed to acquire the Natural Colors Division, a subsidiary of Chr. Hansen, the global bioscience leader and developer of natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The purchase price amounts to EUR 800 million.