Natural colours are ingredients designed to improve the visual characteristics of food applications. The addition of natural dyes to foodstuffs is an ancient practice. As early as 1500 BC, confectioners added natural extracts and wine to certain products to improve their appearance. Turmeric, saffron and paprika were also used in dishes to make them more appetizing. Today, natural colourants are used in many developments in the food industries to make their products more appealing.
All our natural colours come from natural raw materials such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, spices, … they are strictly selected for meeting with special specifications.
Colouring foodstuffs are ingredients that have, in addition to their organoleptic characteristics, secondary coloring characteristics. While their secondary colouring properties are generally limited compared to dyes, they represent an interesting alternative to bring colour into a formulation while maintaining a « clean label ».
Esenco offers a wide variety of natural dyes and colouring foodstuffs conventional or organic. Depending on your formulation and application needs, these extracts come in a variety of forms: dry or fluid for use in the food supplement, food, nutrition, health, etc. industries.
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