NATURAL COLORS FOR SNACKS
There are a range of yellow, red, orange, and brown natural colors for snacks available. Baked and fried snacks require colors with high heat stability like annatto, Emulsitech® Beta-carotene or Paprika, turmeric, and Naturbrown® ingredients. Fried snacks also require water soluble colors. this helps to prevent the color from migrating out of the snack item into the frying oil. Annatto, beet, and Naturbrown® ingredients are good choices for avoiding color leaching in these applications.
Extruded snacks also require colors with high heat stability, like those listed above. Color selection and dosage rate will also depend on the base material used. Chickpea, potato, and corn, for example, all appear differently and may require additional colors or color blends to get the right shade for the flavor you are going for.
Many natural colors for snacks seasonings are available as powders to pair with the bold flavors for snack coatings. Heat stable powder colors can be added directly to fried snacks just out of the oil while liquid and powder options are available for slurries. For bright seasonings, try our Vibrant™ powders, which have a vivid appearance and are great for spicy flavors.
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