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Tartrazine

Chemical composition of tartrazine

Tartrazine Click infographic to enlarge. Share this Image On Your Site <a href=”http://foodconstrued.com/2012/09/tartrazine/”><img src=”http://foodconstrued.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/tartrazine.png” alt=”Tartrazine” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=”http://foodconstrued.com/2012/09/tartrazine/”>Food – Construed</a> Tartrazine, also commonly referred to as yellow dye #5, is a dye used to give foods a

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What is Riboflavin?

  What is Riboflavin? Riboflavin is a nutrient necessary for maintaining good health in humans and animals. It is also commonly refered to as vitamin B2. As a food additive, it is used as an deep yellow – orange –

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Erythrosine

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What is eythrosine? It is a red food dye, commonly used in maraschino cherries.

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What is Lycopene?

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Description: Lycopene is a naturally occurring, bright red pigment that gives tomatoes their colour. The word lycopene actually comes from the Latin, lycopersicum, which is the scientific name for the tomato species (Solanum lycopersicum). Other fruits and vegetables that contain

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Caramel Colour

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What is caramel colour? What foods is is commonly used in? Is it okay to eat?

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