Food coloring, or color additive, is any dye, pigment or substance that imparts color when it is added to food or drink. They come in many forms consisting of liquids, powders, gels, and pastes. Food coloring is used both in commercial food production and in domestic cooking. Due to its safety and general availability, food coloring is also used in a variety of non-food applications including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, home craft projects, and medical devices.
Lake Colors are dispersible in vegetable oil, and can be mixed with fats, oils, etc. They can also be dispersed in suspension of propylene glycol or sucrose (water or sugar).
Lake colors, being relatively inert absorption compounds, are very adaptable and versatile. Because of their good dispersion properties, an almost infinite variety of products can be colored with these pigments.
Lake colors are more stable than the water-soluble colors, thus it is widely used in Cosmetic & Pharmaceutical industry.
Natural Food Colours are dyes or pigments extracted from natural sources such as fruits, vegetables and plants. manufacturing natural food Colours that serve the needs of a variety of Food and Beverage Industries.
Iron oxide are chemical compounds composed of iron and oxygen. Iron oxides and oxide-hydroxides are widespread in nature, play an important role in many geological and biological processes, and are widely used by humans example as oxide. Iron oxides are widely used as inexpensive, durable pigments in paints, coatings and colored concretes. Colors commonly available are in the "earthy" end of the yellow/orange/red/brown/black range. When used as a food coloring and Drugs , it has E number E172.