Excerpts taken from the article Natural Color Stability: Challenges and Opportunities by Jennifer Prince in the November 2017 issue of Nutritional OUTLOOK.
Even once a natural color is successfully formulated, however, keeping the color of a finished product vibrant once it hits the market can be just as tricky. . .
“DDW has standard methods to test parameters that influence the stability of colors,” Barnum says. “We use instrumentation to measure color before and after product application stress testing in heat, light, or different pH environments. For example, we will store food products with colors for eight weeks at elevated temperature. The heat test allows DDW to approximate the shelf life of colors in finished products.” Barnum says. DDW’s NaturBrown™ ingredients, for instance, are formulated from 100% natural sources and “have the optimal balance between stability, flavor, and color.”
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