Whosale Natural Food Coloring Cochineal Extract in Food Carminic Acid 50%
Carmine is a natural colorant derived from the cochineal insect Dactylopius Coccus Costa which grows on cacti in Central and South America. Nowadays a large part of the cochineal comes from Peru where it grows in nature as well as on plantations due to the ideal climate of the country
Cochineal extract and carmine are natural anthraquinone red colors. Depending on the extractionmethod, water or alcohol different shades of the carmine pigment can be obtained, ranging from bright “strawberry” magenta red in low PH to “blackcurrant” purple in high PH. Carmine has ecellent heat and light stability and is used as food coloring in; processed fish and meat, confectionary, dairy, bakery, snacks, juice drinks and healthcare & cosmetics.
Function of Cochineal Extract
1. Can be used for lipstick, foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, nail polish and baby products.
2. Cochineal is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a coating for tablets and pellets and as a coloring agent for capsule shells.
3. Cochineal pestis can also be used for coloring foods such as sweets, drinks and meat products.
Cochineal and yellow, orange, red pigment, such as curcumin, bismuth orange, red peppers, β-carotene mix can be adjusted out a series of different shades of products.
Applications of Cochineal red:
Cochineal red can be used for coloring foods, medicines and cosmetics, especially mouthwashes, tooth powders, dusting powders, ointments. When used for solid powder dosage forms, it should be dissolved in a small amount of concentrated ammonia solution, and then added. In the powder, the long-term grinding, in order to obtain the best distribution of the best color with aluminum or tin salt mordant, silk and wool can be dyed into a bright red. It can be used as an indicator for foods, cosmetics, etc., as an indicator for titration of ammonia solution, and as a reagent for microscopic analysis, fluorescence analysis, and the like.
It can be used in lipsticks, foundations, eye shadows, eyeliners, nail varnishes and baby products. In pharmaceutical
Cochineal is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a coating material for tablets and pellets as well as a colorant for capsule shells.
Cochineal can also be used for coloring foods such as candy, drinks, and meat products. Cochineal red use of cochineal red pigment in addition to coloring function, studies have shown that it has a significant effect on preventing DNA damage caused by carcinogens, and can be used for viral diseases (such as vesicular stomatitis, herpetic stomatitis, etc.) , cancer and AIDS prevention and treatment. Cochineal red and yellow, orange, red pigments, such as curcumin, annatto, chilli red, and beta-carotene, can be combined to produce a range of different shades.