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Blues

Phycocyanins are the best natural blue colors for foods and beverages because they provide a true blue without any purple or green undertones. They are typically extracted from microalgae and provide shades from pastel to vibrant blues for applications like confections and ice cream. Need a different shade? Try some of our standard blends for natural blue options with purple or green tints. You can also work with one of our application scientists to design the perfect shade to fit your specific needs.

Galdieria Blue Extract

Coming Soon! Galdieria blue extract is a phycocyanin-rich natural blue color, similiar to spirulina. It is created via fermentation followed by a simple water extraction from the microalgae Galdieria sulphuraria. Because of the microalgae’s natural environment, the color produced is more acid stable than spirulina, allowing it to be used in a wider range of applications. It is well suited for beverages and other acidic applications like gummies and hard candies. It also has good heat and light stability, allowing for more flexibility with processing and packaging than when using spirulina

Want to learn more about this new blue and get notifications as it goes through the natural color approval process? Click here! Or visit our Learning Center to read more about colors made using fermentation.

Heat

Light

pH

2.8-7.0

Spirulina

Spirulina extract is a vibrant natural blue color. It is a water-soluble phycocyanin color that is gently extracted from a blue-green algae that is specifically cultivated for its color.  Spirulina extract works great for applications like confections, ice cream, frozen novelties, and dry-mix beverages that are neutral in pH and are not subjected to high heat for long periods of time. It also performs best in applications that have opaque packaging so it is protected from light. Certified Organic Spirulina is available.

Request a sample here or contact us to get started on a project!

Heat

Light

pH

4.0 - 7.0
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