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CRDB_PT0025

Publication No.EP1336341
CRDB IDCRDB_PT0025
TitleWater dispersible compositions containing natural hydrophilic, water-insoluble pigments, methods of preparing same and their use
CountryEurope
Publication Date20.08.2003
International Classification A61K 9/50
Application No.3076118
Applicant CHR HANSEN AS
InventorWINNING MARIANNE
Google Patent Link EP1336341
AbstractReady-to-use water dispersible pigment compositions containing water-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 µm 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.