NATURAL COLORS

 

In modern times, as consumers become more involved in understanding what they eat and drink, and are interested in the origin and quality of ingredients used; products which contain natural colors are gaining ground. 

Understandably there is growing worldwide concern about the widespread use of synthetic ingredients. This is especially true for the food industry. Recent scientific and public concern with synthetic colors is enhancing worldwide demand for safe natural colorings. 

 

 

Cochineal Derivates (Carmines)

Cochineal are small organic insects (Dactylopius coccus costa) that feed off cacti. It is manually brushed from the cacti, then sundried and finally processed into Carmine. Carmine is a bright red colored pigment, which has been used as a food color for many decades. Carmine is the most heat and sunlight resistant natural color in the market. It is highly stable and has a prolonged shelf life. 

Cochineal derivates

CARMINE
Powder Form

• High tinting
• High concentration
• Water - soluble
• Dispersal

• Low bleeding
• Oil Suspension
• Purple shade
• Protein free
• Special shades

Liquids Form
• Red-yellow shades
• Red-blue shades CARMINIC ACID Powder Form
• Concentrates (over 90%) 
• Acid stable (over 20%)

CARMINIC ACID
Powder Form

• Concentrates (over 90%) 
• Acid stable (over 20%)


Annatto Derivates

Annatto is a yellowish / orange natural color and is one of the most used natural colors worldwide. It is produced from the Achiote (Bixa Orellana) seed, which grows in the Amazon region of Peru and Brazil. This seed contains bixin, a yellow carotenoid. Colors are extracted by water or solvent extraction processes, generally resulting in the production of Bixin, Norbixin and Annatto suspensions.

BIXIN
Powder Form

• Concetrates (25% to 90%)
• Water - Soluble

Liquid Form
• Oil suspension (up to 10%)
• Acid proof

NORBIXIN
Powder Form

• Concentrates (30% to 75%)
• Water - Soluble

Liquid Form
• Acid proof
• Water - Miscible


Purple Corn Anthocyanines

Purple Corn is scientifically known as Zea Mays Linee which has been harvested for thousands of years in the Andean region of Peru. It allows for beautiful natural violet and blue shades. Scientific research in Japan and the US shows that Purple Corn anthocyanines not only have strong coloring properties but also provide extensive health benefits as a potent Nutraceutical, containing very high levels of antioxidants. This research has significantly increased the international demand of purple corn anthocyanines during the last years.

Purple Corn Extracts (Anthocyanin)

• Powder Form
• Liquid Form


Index

Alternating Background Color – Set the alternate background color for sections in an index collection.

Large/Medium/Small Button Color – Set the background color for the 3 sizes of buttons when they're over an image on an index collection.

Large/Medium/Small Button Text Color – Set the text color for the 3 sizes of buttons when they're over an image on and index collection.


Index Overlay

Color – Set the color and opacity of the overlay color on index collections.

Padding – Control the top & bottom padding on overlay sections in index collections.

Text Color – Set the text color on overlays in index collections.

Link Color – Set the link color on overlays in index collections.

Heading 1/2/3 Size – Set the font size for the 3 levels of headings on overlays in index collections.

Heading 1/2/3 Color – Set the colors for the 3 levels of headings on overlays in index collections.

Quote Size – Set the size of quote block text on overlays in index collections.

Quote Color – Set the text color for quote blocks on overlays in index collections.


Index Gallery

Design – Choose Grid or Slideshow for index galleries.

Grid Aspect Ratio – Choose the aspect ratio of the thumbnails in grid style index galleries.

Grid Max Columns – Set the max number of columns in grid style index galleries.

Slideshow Aspect Ratio – Set the aspect ratio of the images in slideshow style index galleries.

Slideshow Transition – Set the transition between images in slideshow style index galleries.

Gallery Overlay Color – Set the color & opacity of the overlay on index galleries.

Gallery Title Font – Control the font options for the image title.

Gallery Title Color – Set the color for the image title.

Gallery Description Font – Control the font options for the image description text.

Gallery Description Color – Set the color for the image description text.

Gallery Controls – Choose the style of controls for the index galleries.

Gallery Controls Color – Set the color for the controls on index galleries.

Gallery Overlay Toggle – Enable/disable the toggle for the overlay color and text on images on index galleries.


Blog

Meta Priority – Choose what meta info has priority on blog posts.

Hide Entry Author – Hide the author's name on blog posts.

Hide List Entry Footer – Hide the share icons, categories, tags, & comments link in the blog list view.


Summary Block

Summary Block styles unique to this template

Title Font – Control the font options for the summary block item titles.

Title Color – Set the color for the summary block item titles.

Overlay Title Color – Set the color for summary block item titles that appear over images.


Pre Footer

Content – Choose what to display in the pre footer area.

Background Color – Set the background color for the pre footer area.

Heading Color – Set the color for the headings in the pre footer area.

Text Color – Set the color for the text in the pre footer area.


Footer

Background Color – Set the background color of the footer area.

Heading Color – Set the color for headings in the footer area.

Text Color – Set the color for text in the footer area.

Text Size – Set the size of the text in the footer area, as a percentage of the regular font size.

Nav Font – Control the font options for the secondary navigation.

Nav Color – Set the color for links in the secondary navigation.

Nav Active Color – Set the active link color in the secondary navigation.

Hide Site Info – Hide the site info/address in the footer.

Site Info Font – Control the font options for the site info/address in the footer.

Site Info Color – Set the color for the site info/address in the footer.


Products

Product styles unique to this template

Hide Product Category Nav – Hide the product category navigation.

Category Nav Title Font – Control the font options for title of the product category navigation.

Category Nav Title Color – Set the color for title of the product category navigation.

Category Nav Link Font – Control the font options for the product category navigation.

Category Nav Link Color – Set the color of the links in the product category navigation.

Category Nav Link (Active) – Set the color of the active category.