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CRDB_PT0017

Publication No.EP0877562
CRDB IDCRDB_PT0017
TitleWater dispersible compositions containing natural hydrophilic, water-insoluble pigments, methods of preparing same and their use
CountryEurope
Publication Date18.11.1998
International Classification A23L 1/275
Application No.97900936
Applicant CHR HANSEN AS
InventorWINNING MARIANNE
Google Patent Link EP0877562
AbstractReady-to-use water dispersible pigment compositions containing waer-insoluble, hydrophilic pigments are provided. The compositions comprise a stable dispersion of the pigment such as a porphyrin pigment, carmine, curcumin and a carotenoid in the form of bodies of an average size which is at the most 10 ?m is provided. The pigment bodies are dispersed without the use of a surface active substance in an aqueous phase comprising a hydrocolloid. The natural pigment compositions which are useful for colouring of food products and pharmaceuticals do not migrate in the products and they are acid stable. The compositions are useful in coating compositions for tablets and dragees.