Natural Colours, uses & limitations
Author: Susan Date Posted:13 August 2014
At the Melbourne Food Depot Lab we have been experimenting with Natural Colours for a quite some time. Natural colours unlike their synthetic cousins fade on exposure to heat and UV light. Over the time I think we have tested, blended and retested natural colours from all the major manufacturers around the world. It seems not one has a complete range that will do the job. What we have ended up doing is cherry picking the best colours from these manufacturers. Below is a small list of the colours we have available in powder form.
Tumeric Extract (Curcumax) replaces Tartrazine
Charmine Extract replaces Ponceau 4R
Carbon Black 2kinds replaces Black PN
English butter cream tea cake coloured with Carbon Black