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Description of various food additives found on ingredient labels.

Green S

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Green S Green S is a bright green artificial food dye from the triarylmethane dye family. It may also be called Food Green S, Lissamine Green, Wool Green BS, or Acid Green 50. Description: Triphenylmethane dyes tend to be brightly

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Food Additives

Mindmap diagram showing food additive categories

Food Additives These days it is just about impossible to keep up with food additives. There are just so many, and often times it is hard to just find basic information about an ingredient listed on a food label. The

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Carmoisine Food Additive

Carmoisine Carmoisine is another synthetic food dye in the red to maroon colour range. It is in the azo dye group. Other names for Carmoisine include Azorubine, Food Red 3, Azorubin S, Brillantcarmoisin O, Acid Red 14, or C.I. 14720

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Spirulina Extract

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  Spirulina Extract When I was a kid, we had a joke that there was no such thing as blue food. Blueberries don’t count because they are actually purple. The truth is there aren’t that many blue food colours, and

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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

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