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Brilliant Blue FCF

Brilliant Blue FCF Purpose Brilliant Blue FCF is a food additive with an E number of 133. Additives with E numbers between 100 and 199 are generally used as food dyes. Description: Brilliant blue FCF is sometimes referred to as

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Quinoline Yellow

picture of a yellow-green splash - quinoline yellow

Quinoline yellow Overview Quinoline yellow is a food additive with an E number of 104. Additives with E numbers between 100 and 199 are generally used as food dyes. Other names for Quinoline yellow include: Food Yellow 13 D&C Yellow

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Carmine

Cochineal, Carmine and Carminic Acid Let’s talk about British soldiers, the ancient Inca and Aztec civilizations, the Cardinals of the Catholic Church, and what any of that has to do with food. It turns out that there is an insect

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Sunset Yellow FCF

Picture of a Sunset

Sunset Yellow FCF Sunset yellow FCF, also known as yellow dye #6, is used to give foods an orange-yellow colour. Description: Sunset yellow is looks like an orange-red powder.1 It is another azo dye, similar to tartrazine, and allura red.

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Turmeric

Curry Powder

    Turmeric Turmeric is a spice commonly found in curry. Although the food industry considers it to be a spice, regulating agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration classify it as a food dye. Turmeric provides a

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