Natural food coloring

Natural food coloring

The company Sensient Food Colors Europe is a world leader in the manufacture of food colors and a reliable partner of the company CEDRUS COM in this segment of the Moldovan market. Within Sensient modern enterprises, located worldwide, the company manufactures qualitative and harmless dyes for food and drinks.

Food coloring

Sensient company offers a wide range of recipes for natural dyes. Being made from selected fruits, herbs, minerals and other natural sources edible natural food colors are based on the company Sensient coloring occuring.

Natural ingredients 

Colored products are obtained from traditional food, such as vegetables, fruits and spices. These are carefully processed to obtain valuable ingredients from natural raw materials. The final product is standardized to maintain the balance between the properties of specific sensory original natural source. Depending on the properties of natural ingredients are included either in the category of food coloring or category of ingredients with flavoring properties and coloring properties side.

Sensient has a wide range of special recipes of products are distinguished by a high degree of stability and effective coloring in various fields of application.

Company CEDRUS COM proposes a wide assortment of food colors Sensient for different branches of food industry.



Field of application



Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is grown widely in India and other tropical countries. The root of turmeric is used usually in curry spices composition.

Curcumin Е 100


Curcumin is the main coloring pigment of turmeric, obtained by extraction of the rhizomes of Curcuma longa selective L. Curcumin gives an intense yellow color.



confectionery, pastries, ice cream, desserts, yogurt, sauces, spices, mustard, soups, snacks




Is cultivated worldwide carrot (Daucus carota L.). It is a yellow-orange color lit, due to the alpha-carotene and beta-carotene content, in exchange of substances which are converted into vitamin A. The extract of carrot polyacetylenes are distinguished by the presence of the flavoring specific carrot, which gives a slightly sweet taste of vegetables.



Carotenoids are among the most widespread pigments in nature. They make food color from yellow to orange and red. Natural carotenes are a valuable source of vitamin A and antioxidants, and are made of both plants and micro-organism.




flavored soft drinks, pastries, ice cream, desserts, flavored dairy products, sauces, condiments, snacks, soups, cheese


Beta-carotene E160a


Carotenoids are among the most widespread pigments in nature. They make food color from yellow to orange and red. Natural carotenes are a valuable source of vitamin A and antioxidants.

Annatto E 160b


The plant of annatto (Bixa orellana L.) is a tropical tree or shrub, which pods containing seeds. These seeds are covered with resinous substances, containing it bixin and norbixin pigment. Food coloring annatto is part of the carotenoid.



desserts, cheese, ice cream, pastries, margarine, snacks


Red pepper - INGREDIENT


Peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) is grown throughout the world. Carotenoids in sweet orange shades gives intense and specific essential oils gives a touch of pepper. Pepper extract is used to impart color and flavor to foodstuffs.

Paprika extract E 160c


Orange pigments on - capsanthin, capsorubin - are extracted from the dried pepper. In addition capsanthin and capsorubin, pepper contains minerals, vitamin C and capsaicin.




sauces, condiments, snacks, cheese





Field of application



The orange pigment is obtained in the body of female cochineal (Coccus cacti) that grow cacti in South America and Mexico.



Carminati - carminic acid gives a stable red color.



confectionery, pastries, ice cream, desserts, flavored milk drinks, sauces, spices, seafood, snacks, soups, sausages



Black carrot (Daucus carota L.) is cultivated in the Mediterranean countries.



The main components of black carrot anthocyanins are responsible for black-purple, belonging to the family of flavonoids with antioxidant properties.



alcoholic flavored drinks, confectionery, fruit preparations, frozen fruit desserts, yogurts, sauces



The pulp of red grapes contain anthocyanins with an intense color, mostly - malvidin. Among the most important qualities of this product include the ability to give a red-violet and perfect stability.




The extract from grape skins or red water-soluble pigments enocianina, which is responsible for the attractive red-purple color of grapes. Enocianina is obtained from red-purple grape skins. Serve as raw material grapes richest in pigment, such as Ancellotta and Lambrusco.



alcoholic flavored drinks, confectionery, frozen fruit, fruit preparations



COMPLEX copper chlorophyllin


Pigments chlorophylls are most widespread in nature. They are responsible for photosynthesis that occurs in green plants. Pigment green color is extracted from edible vegetable material, such as grass, lucerne or small nettle. Chlorophyllin is a water-soluble derivative of chlorophyll.

COMPLEX copper chlorophyllin  E 141


Chlorophyllin copper complexes are obtained by processing the product of the alkaline hydrolysis using copper salts. The high stability of the complex copper chlorophyllin and color intensity contributes to its wide use as a food coloring. When dissolved in water chlorophyllin copper complex gives a greenish-blue hue. To obtain lime color it is often mixed with yellow dye curcumin.



alcoholic flavored drinks, confectionery, ice cream, desserts, flavored milk, spices, snacks, soups, sauces




Field of application



Caramel is obtained as a result of well-controlled heating of sucrose without additives. The product has properties coloring and flavoring. Thus, it is not additive, but a food that does not need to be indicated on the label as "dye".



Caramel is a popular color and is used to color food and drink brown or dark brown. Caramel is a water-soluble dye, obtained from caramelization of carbohydrates.



confectionery, pastries, ice cream, desserts, yogurt, flavored dairy products, soups, sauces, snacks

Titanium dioxide

also known as titanium oxide (IV), titanium oxide is found in nature.

Titanium dioxide E171


It is used not only for food but also for medicinal and cosmetic preparations. It gives the product a stable white color.



confectionery, dragees, icing, fondant, printing on food dressing



The charcoal obtained by the carbonization of vegetable raw materials at high temperatures.

Charcoal E 153


A pigment is very stable, resistant to heat, light and oxidation action. This gives a dark gray color, is an insoluble pigment.



confectionery, pastries, ice cream, desserts, sugar and chocolate

We can offer also SENSIENT synthetic dyes.

Legal status

The law on the use of food colors and food additives are generally presented in Annex II to Regulation EC 1333/2008 and the provisions for flavorings and food ingredients with flavoring properties defined in Regulation EC 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council Europe of 16 December 2008. marking coloring substances in foodstuffs is governed by European Parliament and Council of Europe 2000/13 / EC on the approximation of the laws of EU member States on food labeling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

Purity criteria dyes used in food are regulated by Commission Directive 2008/128 / EC laying down specific purity criteria concerning colors for use in foodstuffs.