Carmine, Cochineal

Carmine, or cochineal (120), can come in a red, pink, purple or orange colour. It is highly stable to heat and light and can be used in dairy, bakery, meat and confectionery. Carminic acid is the orange colour and is used in beverage.


Light FastnessGood
SO2 ResistantHigh
Colour at pH
pH 3Red
pH 5Red
pH 7Red
pH 7-9Red