Gardenia Yellow is a natural edible pigment purified from gardenia seeds. Its main component, crocin, is a rare water soluble carotene. Gardenia Yellow is not only a pigment, but also a nutrient. According to International regulation, such as GB2760-86, Gardenia Yellow can be applied to color beverage, wine and cake, etc, the utmost amount limit being 0.3g/Kg, the toxic LD being 27g/kg; according to Japanese regulation, in the form of powder or liquid, it can be applied to color flour, beverage, jelly, gelatin, gummy candy, cheese, milk product, biscuits, etc.
Feature: The water solvent of Gardenia Yellow is weakly acidic or neutral. Its color remains stable in different acidity situation. In neutral condition or in alkaline condition, its light fastness and heat fastness is satisfying. Except when Fe2+ exists, it remains stable with metal ions’ existence. Its performance of dyeing proteins is more desirable than that of starch.
Gardenia Yellow Color
color unit 440nm
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Double plastic-bag inside, aluminum foil bag paper or fiber drum outside. N.W: 25kg/drum
[Storage]: Store in cool and dry place and avoid light and heat.