Stinging Nettle

  1.   Color   Greenish Yellow to Yellow
  2.   Pigment   Chlorophyll, xanthophyll and Catotene
  4.   Light Stability   Medium
  5.   Heat Stability   Medium - Good
  8.   pH Stability   Medium - Good
  9.   Applications   Ice cream, delicatessen, baked goods, fruit preparations

Stinging Nettle is a major commercial source of chlorophyll which is commonly used as a coloring agent . The stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is used in foods such as nettle soup and nettle cheese. Stinging nettle leaves are rich in chlorophyll a and b, xanthophylls, ß-carotene and vitamins A, B2 and C.

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