ADM releases latest micronised powders and natural colouring solutions

Global ingredients business Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has created new colours in its product range including micronised colour powders made from colouring foodstuffs, and paprika extract offering a number of applications in the confectionery sector.

According to the company, its powders are made up of particles smaller than conventional colour pigments. This is said to give the effect of enabling a relatively larger surface, and increases their opacity. As a result, they give foodstuffs a highly intensive and striking colouring.

The new solutions complete the previous range from yellow to red, now also allowing additional colourings in green and blue. The raw materials that the ADM developers use are colouring foodstuffs such as safflower, curcumin, red radish and spirulina. The products are available for chewing gum, powder mixtures, concentrates and confectionery.

In addition, the company’s Wild Rainbow Range of colouring foodstuffs and natural colours has also been expanded and now includes paprika. It is reportedly suitable for all pH values and is heat-stable. In contrast to orange carrot, for example, paprika extract does not change its colour and become more yellow when heated, but rather retains its original orange.

Paprika can be used to give a bright orange colour to various products, including confectionery, snacks, ice cream, baked goods, breakfast cereals and chewing gum. It is actually an original colour rather than the result of mixing two separate colours (red and yellow). Both the micronised colour powder and paprika extract can be declared as ingredients with no E numbers, which means that they are suitable for clean label products.

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