The colour of food is an integral part of
our culture and enjoyment of life. Even early civilizations such as the
Romans recognized that people "eat with their eyes" as well as
their palates. Saffron and other spices were often used to provide a rich
yellow colour to various foods. Butter has been coloured yellow as far back
as the 1300's.
We provide Food Dye. Today, all food colour additives are carefully regulated by authorities to
ensure that foods are safe to eat and accurately labeled.
Why Are Colour Additives Used In Foods?
Colour is an important property of foods that adds to our enjoyment of
eating. Nature teaches is early to expect certain colours in certain foods,
and our future acceptance of foods is highly dependent on meeting these
Colour variation in foods throughout the seasons and the effects of food
processing and storage often require that manufacturers add colour to
certain foods to meet consumer expectations. The primary reasons of adding
colours to foods include:
» To offset colour loss due to exposure to light, air, extremes
of temperature, moisture and storage conditions.
» To correct natural variations in colour. Off-coloured foods
are often incorrectly associated with inferior quality. For example, some
tree-ripened oranges are often sprayed with Citrus Red No.2 to correct the
natural orangy-brown or mottled green colour of their peels (Masking
inferior quality, however, is an unacceptable use of colours.)
» To enhance colours that occur naturally but at levels weaker
than those usually associated with a given food.
» To provide a colourful identity to foods that would otherwise
be virtually colourless. Red colours provide a pleasant identity to
strawberry ice while lime sherbet is known by its bright green colour.
» To provide a colourful appearance to certain "fun foods."
Many candies and holiday treats are coloured to create a festive appearance.
» To protect flavours and vitamins that may be affected by
sunlight during storage.
» To provide an appealing variety of wholesome and nutritious
foods that meet consumers' demands.
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