Class III Caramel Colours (E150c) or “ammonia caramels“ are created through the controlled heating of carbohydrate sources with food grade ammonium compounds to produce colour bodies. The resulting colour ranges from a light brown to dark red-brown. Class III Caramel Colours do not contain sulfites and have a positive colloidal charge in most food applications. They are typically beer stable and salt stable, making them suitable for a wide range of savoury applications.
Typical Class III Applications
Beer, Sauces (high salt applications), cocoa extender in bakery and confections
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