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Synthetic Food Colors – Erythrosine and Tartrazine

April 19, 2010


Reddish pink in color, C20H6I4O5 or Erythrosine is one of the synthetic dyes. Its common use is as agent for food coloring & is also in applications as biological stain, disclosing agent for dental plaque, radiopaque medium and printing ink.

Application of Erythrosine is in:

  1. Tinned fruits
  2. Chocolate
  3. Cosmetics & drugs
  4. Garlic sausage
  5. Scotch eggs
  6. Snack foods
  7. Stuffed olives
  8. Dressed crabs
  9. Bakery foods


It is an azo dye of color synthetic yellow and commonly used in syrups, fruit cordials, instant puddings, custard powder, ice creams, mustard yogurt, chewing gums, honey products.

Tartrazine is also used in combination of Brilliant Blue FCF to form different shades of green such as in processed peas.


Synthetic Food Colours Supplier

February 2, 2010

Synthetic Food Colors:

Applications –

  1. Biscuits
  2. Fruit drinks
  3. Syrups
  4. Ice creams
  5. Seasonings
  6. Pharmaceutical tablets
  7. Sweet meats

Synthetic Food Colors – Types:

  1. Black PN
  2. Fast Red E
  3. Amaranth
  4. Allura Red
  5. Red 2G
  6. Tartrazine
  7. Patent Blue V
  8. Erythrosine
  9. Carmoisine
  10. Ponceau 4R
  11. Green S
  12. Quinoline Yellow
  13. Sunset Yellow