coloring agent


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coloring agent

[′kəl·ər·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(food engineering)
Any substance of natural origin, such as turmeric, annatto, caramel, carmine, and carotine, or a synthetic certified food color added to food to compensate for color changes during processing or to give an appetizing color.
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Reddish golden in color, saffron is used basically as a seasoning agent in cooking and also as a coloring agent.
The researchers added an amount of turmeric typically used commercially as a coloring agent and an amount of oxygen comparable to that which would enter a sealed plastic container over a one-year storage period.
Richard Scarry Fruit O's are made with organic grains but use insect-derived carmine as a coloring agent, and so are not acceptable to vegetarians.
We refrain from adding any artificial flavoring or coloring agent.
It entails obtaining an oral cleaner comprising water, poloxamer 407 as a foaming agent, a sweetener, a flavoring agent, an antimicrobial agent, a preservative and a coloring agent.
Besides flavoring which is the main use of turmeric, it is also used as a household remedy, as a coloring agent to dye cotton and wool fabrics, and is an important constituent of some cosmetic preparations.
Who knew that a spice used from ancient times as a coloring agent in foods could also keep plastic-packaged dill pickles fresh?
com 2/17/03) "traditionally" in wine manufacture as a coloring agent.
It functions as a sweetener, natural coloring agent and a flavor enhancer.
LaFuente's "skin"--approximately a millimeter-and-a-half thick--is made up of two layers of silicone and nylon, separated by a space into which a coloring agent can be injected.
2 European regulation (cf Annexe i European directive on coloring agents) Influence of the European regulation on the coloring agent market