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Red Square labelled Amaranth

What is Amaranth? Amaranth is an artificial food dye also known as red dye #2.  It gets its name because the colour is similar to that of the plant named Amaranth. Description: Amaranth is an azo dye similar to allura red.

Posted in Colour, Food Additives

Alkannin, A Red Food Dye

Alkanet is the common name for several related plants in the borage family. Alkanna tinctoria is the name of the plant most commonly called alkanet. It is also called dyer’s bugloss and is a source of red dye. Alkannin is the name of the food colouring made from Alkanent.

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

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