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Blue Colourant From Organic And Natural Source For Food And Beverage

Technology Overview

The blue dye (Brilliant Blue FCF) is widely used as a food colourant. This artificial dye is produced synthetically from coal tar and is found to cause health-related issues such as cancer and skin and eye irritations. It has also been linked to learning and behavioral problems (ADHD) in children, and causes allergies and asthma. As a result, it has been banned in most European countries.

This technology involves the successful extraction and production of a blue pigment that is derived from a natural aqua organic source. This blue food colorant is approved by the US FDA and can be added into food and beverage products to enhance the colour presentation. It has also been scientifically proven to have therapeutic properties including anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities.

The blue pigment can be used as a natural food colorant in candies, gums, ice sherbets, ice creams, soft drinks, beverages, milk shakes, cakes, cereals, desserts and cosmetics. It is water-soluble and is chemically stable at low to room temperatures.

Technology Features & Specifications

The blue food colorant exists as a liquid and is water soluble. It is stored at low to room temperature to maintain its color and stability. It can also be lyophilized (freeze-dried) into a blue powder for long-term storage. The blue colorant can be added into food and beverages in both its liquid or powder form without interfering with or changing the taste, texture or smell of the food.

Potential Applications

Food and beverage companies producing candies, gums, ice sherbets, ice creams, soft drinks, beverages, milk shakes, cakes, cereals, desserts and cosmetics

Market Trends and Opportunities

This unique food colorant is derived from an organic and natural source and can be added into food and beverage products to enhance their colour.

Customer Benefits

Current synthetic blue colorants found in F&B products can cause health-related issues and are banned in some countries. This new blue colorant is derived from a natural aqua organic source and scientifically proven to have therapeutic properties.

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