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Carbon Black

Picture of a black splash

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

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

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

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

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

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

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

Calcium Chloride

Picture of Canned Tomatoes Containing Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride Blizzards, Swimming Pools, Glass and Stewed Tomatoes So what do snow storms, swimming pools, glass and canned tomatoes have in common? ┬áSince you can see the title of this post, you’ve probably already guessed that the answer is

Posted in Firming Agent, Food Additives

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