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- Production : 20 tons p.a.
Natural Food Colorants
Foods colorants referred to as "natural" are usually
those which are exempt from certification by the FDA (certified colorants
being products such as FD&C Yellow No.2 or FD&C Blue No.1, etc).
Generally, colorants may be considered "natural" if:
- Quality : Excellent 19-22% of carminic acid content.E-120
a) they are from agricultural/biological sources,
b) they are extracted without chemical reaction,
c) they have had a long history
Products meeting this definition include annatto
extract, dehydrated beets, caramel, cochineal/carmine, grape color and
skin extract, fruit and vegetable juices, paprika, saffron, and turmeric.
Natural colorants are used in wide variety of products, including meats,
cheeses, ice creams, yogurt, syrups, baked goods, and beverages.
Cochineal is used mainly in products with low
pH, e.g. confectionary and liquors. The colour hue ranges from orange to
The light and heat stability of the carmine
lake produced with our cochineal is excellent
and makes cochineal and carmine ideal for food products exposed to direct
NEWS !, first
hand Canary market situation:
** Are you interested to buy a little bit of dried cochineal
?. Now you can ! HOW??
**** EXPORTED FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER 1.997: 12.000 KGRS.
[Last revision 12th January 1998]
**** EXPECTED PRICES INCREASE
VERY IMPORTANT: WHAT CAN HAPPENED WITH "EL NIŅO" IN THE NW COAST OF SOUTHAMERICA??????
( ( ( ( ( ( ( WILL THE PRICES INCREASE DURING THE NEXT MONTHS????
) ) ) ) ) ) ) )
CENTRAL EUROPE TIME =
NOW! If you are very interesting,
you can call directly to the cellular phone of the Managing Director, Mr
Perez. Dial +34 09 514313 (09:00 to 23:45 hrs Central Europe Time),
we can talk about our business with cochineal, you will be welcome.
You are the visitor
since the 26th of February 1997
Mr. Perez & his wife at the FAIR
"The jute bags of COCHINEAL into the 20" container
ready to be shipped"
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Arrecife de Lanzarote
Las Palmas - Canary
Islands - Spain
Tel: +34 09 514313 Fax: +34 28 801163
Manager: Mr Rafael Perez
( ( ( ( ( ( ALWAYS IMPROVING THE PAGE ) ) ) )
Copyright © 1998 I.C.T.,S.r.L.
This Home Page was created the last Thursday 22
de August de 1996
[Most recent revision 12th of January 1998]