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Ponceau SX

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Ponceau SX Ponceau SX is a bright red synthetic dye used to colour food. The name comes the French word for poppy. It is part of a family of dyes called Ponceau dyes. Other names include Scarlet GN, FD&C Red

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate: Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound that has many industrial applications. It is used medicinally, and as a food additive. Description: Calcium carbonate is the main component in egg shells. It is also a main component in the

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Ponceau 6R

Ponceau 6R Ponceau 6R is a bright red synthetic dye used to colour food. The name comes the French word for poppy. It is part of a family of dyes called Ponceau dyes. Other names include crystal scarlet, acid red

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients, Uncategorized

Ponceau 4R

Ponceau 4R Ponceau 4R is a bright red synthetic dye used to colour food. The name comes the French word for poppy. It is part of a family of dyes called Ponceau dyes. Other names include Cochineal Red A, New

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Carbon Black

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Carbon black There are two black food dyes that seem to get confused. At least, they confuse me. The differences and the naming of the two are unclear. In fact, it seems that the same name, carbon black, is often

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

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