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Synthetic Food Colors – Erythrosine and Tartrazine

April 19, 2010

Erythrosine

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

Tartrazine

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.

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