Our Colorant Categories
A colorant is a substance added or applied to change the color of any material, surface or food. These are used for various purposes like printing, painting and added in food products as well. Most of the colorants are classified as dyes and pigments and impart color through reaction with other substance. Naturalness is the essence of colors, and it is what United Foods Corporation believe. Meeting the demand for natural products of our growing customers, we offer a wide range of colorants all extracted from natural and clean sources. We have an extensive distribution network and business culinary that understands the industry needs and deliver the right professional advice and support with high quality and better service.
A red-orange colored organic pigment which is a member of carotenes, terpenoid, synthesized biochemically from eight isoprene units and therefore having 40 carbons.
A chlorophyll-derived food colorant is available commercially as a mixture of various chlorine molecules and also a bioactive product with antioxidant activities.
A water-soluble food color made by heating carbohydrates in the presence of acid, alkalis and salt having an odor of burnt sugar and has a somewhat bitter taste.
Natural Food Colors
The pigment extracted from vegetables, fruits, plant, and other natural sources by different physical and chemical processes is used both in commercial and domestic cooking.
Natural food dyes are used from centuries, and the most common among them are chlorophyll, turmeric, carotenoid, and anthocyanin. These natural dyes are completely soluble which make them fall in the category of good food colors. An essential property of food colors is that when dissolved in water the color remains because the food coloring molecules absorb wavelength and let others pass through resulting in the color we see. If sugar or salt is added to water containing typically solute color dye and it dissolved, meaning it is broken down into individual ions or molecules. However, food coloring molecules are mainly ionic solid which means they contain positive and negative ions and are held together by ionic bonds.
Colorants product list
- Beta Carotene
- Blended Lake Colors
- Caramel Color
- Copper Chlorophyll
- FD&C Primary Dyes
- Natural Food Colors
- Potassium Chlorophyll
- Sodium Copper Chlorophylline