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Amaranth (E 123)

COLOUR NAME COLOUR IN FOOD CI NAME E No. FD&C No.
Amaranth Maroon Food Red 9 E 123  

Classification
1971 C.I. 16185
Food Red 9
E.123

Class
Monoazo

Chemical Name
triSodium 3-hydroxy-4- (4-sulpho-1-naphthylazo) naphthalene-2-7-disulphonate

Structural Formula
Amaranth

Stability

Light 5
Heat  
      100°C 5
      200°C 3
Alkali 3
Fruit Acids (citric / tartaric) 4
Preservatives  
      Benzoic acid 4
      Sulphur dioxide 4

Water Solubility
100 grams per litre at 20°C

Usage
A universally used colour with good all round stability, suitable for most foodstuff.

Shade illustrated by Deep Red A35.


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