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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.
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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