Döhler develops new range of red hues

16 April 2012

German ingredients major Döhler has developed Red Brilliance, a range of shining red hues, for food and beverage applications.

Made from black carrot extracts, the new range of red hues, is a 100% natural colour range, and meets clean labelling requirements, the company claims.

The new colouring concentrates are produced in Döhler's own plant in Akkent, Turkey, reported Foodnavigator.com.

Red Brilliance, part of the company's natural colours portfolio, includes warm orange hues to ruby hues through to shades of blues.

The company said that reaching colour brilliance, naturalness and stability was the main aim at the time of development of the new colour range.

DöhlerGroup senior product manager colours Christian Benetka said that the colouring concentrates attained from the process are by far superior to other colours containing anthocyanin in terms of stability and cost-in-use.

"Even the colour spectrum that can be derived from this raw material meets the demands of the market in an optimal way," Benetka added.

Benetka further said that the new range of colour concentrates, to be produced at the company's site in Akkent, Turkey, are free of sulphur dioxide - which has been believed to react with a number of ingredients in foods.

In order to gain access to consistent qualities of the black carrot, the company has signed various agreements for the cultivation in Turkey.

The company said it controls the entire value added chain, which is a main requirement in gaining high stability in the finished product.

DöhlerGroup is an international producer, marketer and provider of technology-based natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry.

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