Suppliers release new naturally sourced colors
For coloration of fat-based products
CaroCare 30%S from DSM Nutritional Products is a naturally sourced beta-carotene solution for coloration of fat-based products such as cheese. One of the offerings in the DSM Carotenoids line, this product can improve the look of processed cheeses as well as add to shelf-life by providing color stability, according to the company. DSM Carotenoids can bring more color consistency to formulations and help products resist the “pinking” that can occur with some cheese colors.
Blue fruit juice concentrate for beverages and foods
Naturally derived from fruit, Wild Flavors’ Fruit Juice Concentrate Blue can be used to create a wide range of differentiated beverages and foods. It provides the foundation for other colors including green, purple and an expansive palette of new color options not previously available naturally. It is also compatible across the pH range. Called Acid-Stable Blue, it easily blends with other products in the company’s Colors from Nature line.
Eliminates need to bleach colored whey
WhiteWhey from Chr-Hansen offers a 1:1 color match compared to existing annatto cheese color. This product enables users to color cheese with beta-carotene as it occurs naturally in milk, and eliminates the need to bleach colored whey, simplifying the production process and saving time and money. The product also helps avoid off-flavor and allergen issues associated with alternative color solutions and bleaching chemicals. It is also able to fulfill regulations on whey used for infant formula.
Line of natural colors emulsions for use in dairy applications
DDW has expanded its EmulsiTech line of natural colors emulsions to include paprika and beta-carotene for use in dairy- based applications such as milk, yogurt and smoothies. These color emulsions are easily incorporated into milk and yogurt applications to create yellow-to-orange hues for flavors such as banana, orange, mango, pineapple and lemon. Their improved water solubility and excellent heat and light stability provide product developers with naturally vivid colors.
Carmine replacement for dairy
Food Ingredient Solutions offers vegetable juice colors 856 and 857. These two colors are natural, plant-derived and contain no allergens. VJG 856 is formulated for use in the pH 3.8-4.6 range and is designed for yogurts, yogurt drinks, etc. VJC 857 is formulated for use in the pH 6.5-7.5 range and is designed for ice cream and flavored milks. Both products offer stable price and supply, and a competitive cost-in-use.
Provide authentic appearance to dairy products
Natural colors from Lycored are certified kosher and halal, non-GMO, vegetarian and are heat-, light- and pH-stable. They give an authentic appearance to dairy products, with a clean label. The Lycored natural colorings range features two core offerings: Tomat-O-Red red colors created using tomato-derived lycopene and Lyc-O-Beta yellow to orange shades sourced from Blakeslea trispora, a beta-carotene-rich, allergen-free natural fungus. They are also ideal for use in UHT dairy products, cheeses and dairy spreads.
Drying process delivers high nutrient retention
Vibrant Harvest Whole Food Powders from PLT Health are made from high-quality, organically or conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, offering the highest clean label designations. The patented Vibrant Harvest drying process delivers high nutrient retention and quickly turns fruits and vegetables into powders while preserving the color, flavor and aroma of the original material. The powders are easy to work into formulations. The particle shape of the powders offers low dusting, excellent dispersability and solubility.
Natural brown shades serve as better alternatives
Sensient Colors’ Natural Brown solutions provide beautiful brown shades as alternatives to both certified colors and caramel. The solutions are heat and light stable across a wide pH range and available for virtually any application. Sensient’s newest natural brown, Sienna fruit juice, can replace caramel in many applications where cost-in-use is a key consideration. Natural Brown has multiple color delivery systems available to meet any production need, including powder, liquid and dispersion forms.
Naturally sourced colors for dairy applications
Kalsec offers a full range of yellow, orange and pink to red hues derived from carrot,
turmeric, annatto, paprika and anthocyanins. Combinations of these colors in both oil- and water-soluble versions are also available. Its beet extract, as well as its colors from black carrot, yam and radish, deliver appetizing shades of pink. Processed cheeses are easily colored with the company’s color systems that include annatto and turmeric. The company also offers colors for natural cheese and cheese sauces, including cheese powders.
Colors from fruits and vegetables
San Joaquin Valley Concentrates’ colors are from natural sources such as fruits and vegetables, and are available in a variety of red, pink and purple shades. Their crystal colors are carrier-free, easily soluble, and have a five-year shelf life at ambient temperature. The company’s colors are non-GMO, OU-kosher and halal-certified, and are manufactured at its FSSC 22000-certified plant. Its newest color, Crystal Tinto Shade, is an all-vegetable replacement for carmine/cochineal.
All-natural colors line
Roha’s Natracol Annatto all-natural colors line enables users to fully customize the visual palatability of their cheese products. Whether for retail packages or foodservice menu items, Roha has the natural color products and the professional color formulators to meet any processors’ exacting specifications.
Liquid and powdered caramel colors
Sethness Caramel Colors are available in a wide range of strengths and hues to achieve food colors from light yellows to deep browns for a variety of dairy applications. The company’s liquid Caramel Colors are often used in various frozen confections. They also help bring a rich brown color to chocolate milk powders. Its low-sulfite Class III Caramel Colors are recommended for dairy applications. Many flavor companies blend the colors with their flavor ingredients to provide a complete flavor/color solution to dairy product manufacturers.
Natural alternative to additive colors
GNT’s Spirulina-based natural color solutions impart dairy food and beverages with brilliant and stable blue and green color shades. The company’s Exberry line of natural color products, including Spirulina, are simple concentrates of fruit, vegetables and edible plants using no chemical solvents. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed for the safe use of Spirulina in frostings, ice cream and frozen desserts, dessert coatings and toppings, beverage mixes and powders, yogurts, custards, puddings and cottage cheese.