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Definition of natural food colours

Monascus Colour
Monascus Colour is a red pigment obtained from the cultures of Monascus purpureus. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to heat and pH variation.
Gardenia Red
Gardenia Red is a red to reddish-purple pigment obtained by enzyme treating on a mixture of ester hydrolysates of iridoid compounds contained in gardenia fruits and protein decomposed substances. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to heat, light and pH variation.
Cochineal Extract
Cochineal extract is a pigment obtained from cochineal. Its principal component is carminic acid. It exhibits a reddish-orange shade at acidic pH, a red at neutral and a reddish-purple at alkaline. In Japan, a colour stabilizing agent (alum, organic salt and etc) is used to prevent discoloration.
Lac Colour
Lac Colour is a pigment obtained from the secretion of lac. Its principal component is laccaic acid. It exhibits a reddish-orange shade at acidic pH, a red at neutral and a reddish-purple at alkaline. In Japan, a colour stabilizing agent (alum, organic salt and etc) is used to obtain bright red shade.
Beet Red
Beet Red is a red pigment obtained from the roots of red beet. Its principal components are betanine and betacyanin. It is soluble in water, stable to pH variation and exhibits a bright red shade at neutral pH.
Red Radish (Anthocyanins)
Red Radish is a pigment obtained from the roots of red radish. Its principal component is anthocyanin. It exhibits a reddish-orange to red shade at acidic pH. It is soluble in water and relatively stable at mild acidic pH compared to other anthocyanins.
Grape Skin Extract (Anthocyanins)
Grape Skin Extract is a pigment obtained from grape skins. Its principal component is anthocyanin. It exhibits a red to reddish- purple shade at acidic pH. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to light and heat in acidic conditions.
Grape Juice (Anthocyanins)
Grape Juice is a pigment obtained from grapes. Its principal component is anthocyanin. It exhibits a red to reddish-purple shade at acidic pH. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to light and heat in acidic conditions.
Purple Sweet Potato Colour (Anthocyanins)
Purple Sweet Potato Colour is a pigment obtained from the tuberous roots of purple sweet potato. Its principal component is anthocyanin. It exhibits a purplish-red shade at acidic pH. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to light and heat compared to other anthocyanins.
Red Cabbage Colour (Anthocyanins)
Red Cabbage Colour is a pigment obtained from red cabbage leaves. Its principal component is anthocyanin. It exhibits a red to purplish-red shade at acidic pH. It is soluble in water and exhibits very bright red to purplish-red shade when used in acidic foods. Excellent stability to light and heat in acidic conditions.
Carthamus Red
Carthamus Red is a red to pink pigment in powder form obtained from safflower flowers. Its principal component is carthamine. It is insoluble in water and in oil. Excellent stability to light but sensitive to heat.
Paprika Colour
Paprika Colour is an orange to red pigment obtained from capsicum fruits. Its principal component is capsanthins. It is soluble in oil and exhibits relatively strong red shade compared to other carotenoids. Stable to pH variation and heat. Available in oil-soluble oleoresin and water-dispersible emulsion forms.
Annatto Extract
Annatto Extract is a yellow to orange pigment obtained from bixa seeds. Its principal components are bixin and norbixin. It is soluble in alkaline water but insoluble in water. Excellent stability to heat but sensitive to light.
Palm Oil Carotene
Palm Oil Carotene is a yellow to orange pigment obtained from oil palm fruits. Its principal component is carotene. It is soluble in oil but water-dispersible emulsion is the most common form. Stable to heat.
Marigold Colour
Marigold colour is a yellow pigment obtained from marigold flowers. Its principal component is xanthophylls. It is soluble in oil but water-dispersible emulsion is the most common form. Stable to heat.
Beta-Carotene
An orange-yellow pigment composed mainly of beta-carotene. It is stable to pH variation, heat and light. Available in water-dispersible emulsion and oil-soluble forms. This product is an artificial colouring.
Safflower Extract
Safflower Extract is a yellow pigment obtained from safflower flowers. Its principal component is safflower yellow (safflomin). It is soluble in water, stable to pH variation and excellent stability to light.
Curcumin
Curcumin is a yellow pigment obtained from the rhizomes of turmeric. Its principal component is curcumins. It is soluble in ethanol but insoluble in water. It exhibits a yellow shade at acidic and neutral pH and a reddish-brown at alkaline pH. Stable to heat but sensitive to light.
Gardenia Yellow
Gardenia Yellow is a yellow pigment obtained from gardenia fruits. Its principal components are crocin and crocetin. It is a rare water-soluble carotenoid. Excellent stability to heat but sensitive to light.
Gardenia Blue
Gardenia Blue is a blue pigment obtained by enzyme treating on a mixture of iridoid compounds contained in gardenia fruits and protein decomposed substances. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to heat, light and pH variation.
Tamarind Colour
Tamarind colour is a brown to reddish-brown pigment obtained from tamarind seeds. It is soluble in water and relatively stable to pH variation. Excellent stability to light and heat.
Caramel I
Caramel I is a brown pigment obtained by heating starch hydrolysates, molasses or food grade carbohydrates.

Monascus Colour

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  MR-RL101 Liquid Water soluble   ・Crab flavored
  fish cakes
・Seasoning for
  processed fish
・Fish egg
・Shrimp
・Beverage
・Chocolate
・Strawbery jam
  MR-NL201 Liquid Water soluble  
  MR-YL201 Liquid Water soluble  
  MR-NP101 Powder Water soluble  
  MR-NP201 Powder Water soluble High colour intensity of MR-NP101
  MR-OS101 Viscous liquid Oil soluble   Emulsion

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Gardenia Red

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  GR-NL201 Liquid Water soluble   ・Bread
・gummy candy
・beverages
  GR-NP201 Powder Water soluble  

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Cochineal Extract

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
CE-NP101 Powder Water soluble   ・fish sausage
・Processed
  meat product
・Bread
CE-NP301 Powder Water soluble Suitable for processed meat product
CE-NP401 Powder Water soluble Can be dissolved by water

Suitable for the food products exported to Japan, as it meet the regulations in Japan.

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Lac Colour

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
LC-NP101 Powder Water soluble  

Bread etc

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Beet Red

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  BR-NL301 Liquid Water soluble ・chocolate
・ice confectionery
・Processed
  marine product
  BR-NP101 Powder Water soluble  
  BR-OS301 Viscous liquid Oil soluble   Emulsion

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Anthocyanins

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  RR-NL301 Liquid Water soluble Red Radish ・Soft beverage
・Gummy candy
・Jelly
・ice confectionery
・Pickles
  GS-NP101 Powder Water soluble Grape skin Extract
  GJ-NL101 Liquid Water soluble Grape Juice
  SP-NL101 Liquid Water soluble Purple Sweet Potato Colour
  RC-NL101 Liquid Water soluble Red Cabbage colour
  RC-WS101 Liquid Water dispersible Red Cabbage colour,w/o/w emulsion

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Carthamus Red

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  SP-NP101 Powder Insoluble   "Tablet pastry ,chocolate "

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Paprika Colour

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  PR-WS101 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion、Highly clear solution ・Seasoning
・Chili oil
・Dry mixes
・beverages
・deserts
  PR-EW301 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion
  PR-EW501 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion
  PR-NZ101 Granule Water dispersible Emulsion
  PR-OS100 Viscous liquid Oil soluble    

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Annatto Extract

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  AE-NL101 Liquid Water soluble   ・Seasoning
・Dry mixes
・Ice cream cone
・Breadcrumbs 
  AE-NP101 Powder Water soluble  
  AE-NL501 Liquid Water soluble  

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Palm Oil Carotene

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  PC-EW101 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion ・Bread
・Desert
  PC-EW301 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion

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Marigold Colour

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  ML-WS201 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion、Highly clear solution ・Bread
・Deserts
・Beverages 
  ML-EW101 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion

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Beta-Carotene

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  BC-WS101 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion、Highly clear solution ・Bread
・Deserts
・Beverages 
  BC-EW301 Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion

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Safflower Extract

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  SY-NP101 Powder Water soluble   ・Deserts
・Beverages 
・Pickles 
  SY-NL201 Liquid Water soluble  

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Curcumin

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  TC-NL201 Liquid Water soluble Emulsion ・Gummy candy
・Pickles 
  TC-OS201 Viscous liquid Oil soluble    

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Gardenia Yellow

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  GY-NL101 Liquid Water soluble   ・Pickles
・Noodles
・Bread
・chocolate
  GY-NP301 Powder Water soluble  
  GY-NZ301 Granule Water soluble  
  GY-OS101 Viscous liquid Oil soluble   Emulsion

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Gardenia Blue

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  GB-NP101 Powder Water soluble   ・beverages
・Gummy candy
・Jelly
・ice confectionery
  GB-AL101 Liquid Water soluble  
  GB-NL201 Liquid Water soluble  
  GB-NP301 Powder Water soluble Clear type
  GB-OS101 Viscous liquid Oil soluble   Emulsion
  GB-WS101 Liquid Water soluble w/o/w emulsion

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Formulated Gardenia Yellow and Gardenia Blue

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  GG-NL401 Liquid Water soluble   ・Bread
・Noodles
・confectionery
・Butter cream
  GG-NZ201 Granule Water soluble  
  GG-NP101 Powder Water soluble  

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Formulated Safflower Extract and Gardenia Blue

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  GC-NP101 Powder Water soluble   ・Beverage
・Noodles
・confectionery
・Desert s
・Butter cream
  GC-AL201 Liquid Water soluble Clear type
  GC-OS101 Viscous liquid Oil soluble   Emulsion
  GC-WS101 Liquid Water dispersible w/o/w emulsion

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Formulated Curcumin and Gardenia Blue

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  GT-OS401 Viscous liquid Oil soluble     ・chocolate

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Tamarind Colour

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  TB-NP401 Powder Water soluble   ・Processed
  meat product
・confectionery
  TB-NP101 Powder Water soluble  

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Caramel

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  CA-OS101 Liquid Oil soluble   Emulsion ・Oil seasoning
・Two layer jelly
  CA-WS101 Liquid Water dispersible w/o/w emulsion

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Additional colours

We also offer various formulated emulsion colours.
Examples are as follows.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in the products.

Haematococcus Algae Colour

Shade Product code Form Solubility Suitable pH range Remarks Applications
  Example Liquid Water dispersible Emulsion、Highly clear solution ・Supplement

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Natural food colour~ handling precautions ~

●Checklist
Our natural colour products are developed to meet regulations in Japan.
Please check whether the products are approved in the country concerned prior to usage.
●Usage
Please note that the change in colour and precipitation may occur due to following causes:
①pH value of the solution
②Existence of metals (especially iron)
③Existence of protein
Avoid using metal container as the products are easily affected by metals.
Keep the products containing flammable liquid away from fire.
●storage
Store products at prescribed temperature and out of heat and light
The powdered products are highly hygroscopic. Reseal the opened packaging immediately and tightly after use.
●Remarks
Please test before usage.
Please confirm lead time of our natural colour products prior to order.
YAEGAKI Bio-industry,Inc.
681 Mukudani,Hayashida-cho,Himeji 679-4298 Japan
TEL:(81)-79-268-8070 FAX:(81)-79-268-8065
http://www.yaegakifoodcolors.com/

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