Carmine is the aluminium lake of the colouring principle, Carminic acid obtained by aqueous extraction from the Cochineal Intact. (Dactviopius coccus costa). Carmine is a red pigment which is also suitable for the manufacture of liquid Carmine products.
Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy, Meat and Sauces and Dressings.
Minimum O.D = 0.400 at 518nm (0.0025% DSB In dil NH3)
Maximum 1.0% in dil NH3
Loss on Drying
10.0 to 21.0%
Soluble in Alkali, insoluble in water.
Aerobic Plate Count/Gram
Less than 1000/g
Yeast and Mould Gram
Less than 50/g
Storage and Handling
Carmine is available in 25kg and 50kg fibre drums.
It is recommended that Carmine is stored in an airtight container under cool and dry conditions, protected from light. A shelf life of 1 year for unopened packs.