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Carmine

Carmine

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.

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Uses
Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy, Meat and Sauces and Dressings.

Chemical Specification

Dye Strength
Minimum O.D = 0.400 at 518nm (0.0025% DSB In dil NH3)
Insoluble Matter
Maximum 1.0% in dil NH3
Loss on Drying
10.0 to 21.0%
Ash
Maximum 13%
Lead
Less than 10ppm
Arsenic
Less than 5ppm

Analysis

Appearance
Red Powder
Solubility
Soluble in Alkali, insoluble in water.

Microbiology

Aerobic Plate Count/Gram
Less than 1000/g
Yeast and Mould Gram
Less than 50/g
E. Coli
Absent in 1g
Salmonella
Absent in 25g

Storage and Handling

Packaging
Carmine is available in 25kg and 50kg fibre drums.
Storage
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.
Carob Powder 10

Carob Powder 10

Carob powder is a 100% natural food ingredient made of roasted and then finely ground carob pulp and is available in different colours which correspond to the grade of roasting. The carob pulp is obtained from carob beans which in turn are the fruit of the Carob tree. Carob powder has many benefits which include:- it is caffeine and theobromine free, very low in fat, high in fibre, residue free, nontoxic and fully compatible with other ingredients.

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Uses
Bakery products and biscuits
Breakfast cereals
Chocolate bars
Coatings, couverture and spreads
Colourings and flavourings (eg. Malt extract substitute)
Milk and soy shakes

Analysis

Moisture
Maximum 4%
Protein
Minimum 3%
Fibre
Minimum 9%
Fat
Minimum 4%
Ash
Maximum 3.5%
Total sugars
Minimum 2%
Particle size
98% Min 75 micron

Mesh - ASTM

Pass through
Minimum. 98%

Microbiology

Yeast and Mould Gram
100/gr Max
E. Coli
Negative in 25 g
Salmonella
Negative in 25 gr
Aflatoxin
Negative in 100 gr
Total Plate Count
Max 5000/gr

Storage and Handling

Packaging
25 kilo polythene lined propylene bags
Storage
Due to being Hydrosopic the goods must not come in contact with water or rainfall and must be kept in a dry place.

Safety

Product Safety
Inocuous
Health and Safety
Inocuous
Personal Safety
Inocuous. No special measures need to be taken.
Carob Powder 2

Carob Powder 2

Carob Powder is a 100% natural food ingredient made of roasted and then finely ground carob pulp and is available in different colours which correspond to the grade of roasting. the carob pulp is obtained from carob beans which in turn are the fruit of the Carob tree. Carob powder has many benefits which include - it is caffeine and theobromine free, very low in fat, high in fibre, residue free, nontoxic and fully compatible with other ingredients.

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Uses
Bakery products
Breakfast cereal
Chocolate
coatings and spreads
Colouring and flavourings
Milk and soy shakes

Analysis

Appearance
Fine dark chestnut coloured powder
Solubility
65% approx
Moisture
Max 4%
Protein
Min 3%
Fibre
Min 10%
Fat
Max 4%
Ash
Max 4%
Total sugars
Min 30%
Particle size
98% Min 75 micron
pH
4-6 approx

Microbiology

Yeast and Mould Gram
Max 100/gr
E. Coli
Absent
Salmonella
Negative in 25gr
Aflatoxin
Negative in 100gr
Total Plate Count
Max 5000/gr

Storage and Handling

Packaging
25 kilo polythene lined propylene bags.
Storage
Due to being Hydroscopic the goods must not come in contact with water or rainfall and must be kept in a dry place.

Safety

Product Safety
Innocuous.
Health and Safety
Innocuous.
Personal Safety
Innocuous. no special measures need to be taken.
Carob Powder 5

Carob Powder 5

Carob Powder is a 100% natural food ingredient made of roasted and then finely ground carob pulp and is available in different colours which correspond to the grade of roasting. the carob pulp is obtained from carob beans which in turn are the fruit of the Carob tree. Carob powder has many benefits which include - it is caffeine and theobromine free, very low in fat, high in fibre, residue free, nontoxic and fully compatible with other ingredients.

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Uses
Bakery products
Breakfast cereal
Chocolate
coatings and spreads
Colouring and Flavouring
Milk and soy shakes

Analysis

Appearance
Fine dark chestnut coloured powder
Moisture
Max 4%
Protein
Min 3%
Fibre
Min 40%
Fat
Max 4%
Ash
Max 4%
Total sugars
Min 5%
Particle size
98% Min 75 micron

Microbiology

Yeast and Mould Gram
Max 100gr
E. Coli
Negative in 1g
Total Coliforms
Negative
Salmonella
Negative in 25 gr
Aflatoxin
Negative in 100 gr
Total Plate Count
Max 5000/gr

Storage and Handling

Packaging
25 or 50 kilo polythene lined propylene bags.
Storage
Due to being Hydoscopic the goods must not come in contact with water or rainfall and must be kept in a dry place

Safety

Product Safety
Innocuous
Health and Safety
Innocuous
Personal Safety
Innocuous. No special measures need to be taken.
Paprika Oleoresin

Paprika Oleoresin

Dark red viscous liquid obtained by solvent extraction of the dried pods of Capsicum annum L., followed by removal of solvent. This oleoresin can be dispersed on dry/liquid carriers such as salt, dextrose, edible oils, lecithin, benzyl alcohol, etc.

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Uses
Colourings for various food products
Flavouring for various food products
Sweetener for meats and sauces
Poultry feeds
spices

Chemical Specification

Lead
<2
Arsenic
<3
Mercury
<1
Cadmium
<1
Colour Units
140.000, 500.000, 665.000 (+/- 2%)

Analysis

Appearance
Clear oily liquid
Colour
Dark Red
Aroma
Spicy. Typical of Paprika
Flavour
Paprika
Taste
Light sweet

Microbiology

Aerobic Plate Count/Gram
≤ 1000
Yeast and Mould Gram
≤ 50
E. Coli
Negative
Total Coliforms
Negative
Aflatoxin
<5

Storage and Handling

Packaging
In 25kg and 5kg drums (HDPE) food grade.
Storage
In a cool dry place away from light sources. This ensures that the product retains all its properties.
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