Color - Red to Reddish Orange
Source - Capsium Annuum Linne
Pigment - Carotenoid - Capsantins
Solubility - Fat and Oil
Stability - Heat, Water and pH stable
Application - Beverages, Processed Food, tomato products
It is a carotenoid rich color with a reddish tinge. The plant Capsium Annum is easily available in almost all the countries. It is used as a spice in many a traditional cooking. Once the sharp taste and flavor of paprika is removed, it is used as a colorant. It is usually oil soluble but after processing can be made water dispersible and water soluble.