Beet juice is commonly used as a natural coloring for food and beverage products, and it produces beautiful shades of pink and red. The juice extract itself is very thick, odiferous, and red in color. The strong odor and colorful red hue of beet juice are both common to the beet family. Red beet juice can be spray dried into a powder form, which will be water soluble.
Betalains have excellent light stability and excellent pH stability. Generally, betalain colors will not fade in light. Unlike anthocyanins, betalains do not change in hue in response to differences in the pH of foods and beverages.
In the following exclusive Expert Answers Video, DDW Application Scientist Jennifer Brown shows home cooks how to create naturally colored Easter eggs using red beet juice and other natural ingredients: