Food Coloring

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 in both commercial food production and domestic cooking. Food colorants are also used in a variety of non-food applications, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, home craft projects, and medical devices.

Powder food color can be used with foods that do not or cannot mix with water. Use in chocolate, powdered sugars, royal icings, and more. Colors include: Brown, Cherry Pink, Emerald Green, Lemon Yellow, Orange, Royal Blue, Christmas Red, Leaf Green.

Natural dyes have been used for centuries to color food. Some of the most common natural food colorings are carotenoids, chlorophyll, anthocyanin, and turmeric. Many green and blue foods now have matcha, cyanobacteria, or spirulina for color.