LIOFLESH series

LIOFLESH™, a plant-derived natural dye, is widely used in food, cosmetics, and dyeing applications as a food additive colorant formulation.

LIOFLESH series

Safflower yellow dye

This pigment is a chalcone-based yellow pigment extracted from safflower petals. Red pigments obtained from petals are used for lipstick, medicines, and dyes since ancient times. Seeds are also used as raw materials for edible vegetable oils.
As a general property, compared with yellow colors such as gardenia pigment and vitamin B2, the hue is slightly bluish, and the combination of citric acid and ascorbic acid improves light resistance and heat resistance in the acidic to neutral range.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Yellow 800   Water-soluble tan liquid A sharp bluish yellow color with less turbidity and precipitation. Soft drinks, liqueurs, jams, candies, pickles, desserts, etc. Safflower dye or flavonoid dye
Yellow SA(H)   Water-soluble tan liquid
Yellow SP20   Yellow-brown powder Finely ground product (cellulose) Tablet confectionery, tablets, etc.
Red IR-4   Red-orange powder Mixed formulation with finely ground product (cellulose), safflower red dye Monascus pigment

Beet red

Red beats are vegetables widely used as edible vegetables in Europe since ancient times. The pigments contained in red beets are composed mainly of water-soluble betanine and valgaxanthine, and are widely used in confections and jellies.
As a general property, red beet dye has the advantages of sharp hue and stable pH as well as the disadvantage of inferior heat and light resistance. Care must be exercised in foods that are exposed to heating after coloring or long period of time sunlight.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Red B-177   Water-soluble red-purple powder Improved dispersion for chocolate kneading Chocolate, frozen confectionery, dessert, etc. Beet Red or red beet dye or vegetable dye
Red BZ   Oil-soluble magenta paste W/O emulsification type, uniformly dispersed in fats and oils Chocolate, cream, etc.

Grape juice pigments, red radish pigments, and red cabbage pigments.

Fruits such as strawberries, elderberries, and blueberries have been used in Europe and the USA since ancient times as raw materials for wine, jelly, and jam. Vegetables such as red cabbage and shiso are used as raw materials for salads and pickles in foods, and water-soluble anthocyanin pigments are the main ingredients. As a general property, it is a red to reddish purple color that is stable in the acidic regions below pH4, but it is neutral, deep brown, alkaline, and discolors to green, and it is discolored due to metallic ions and proteins. Be careful.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Red BK-R   Water-soluble magenta liquid Grape juice, blueberry pigment Jam, candy, jelly (pectin jelly), pickles, etc. Fruit pigments or anthocyanin pigments
Red HR610S   Water-soluble red liquid Red radish dye Vegetable dye or anthocyanin dye
Red RK80P   Red-violet powder Finely ground product (cellulose), red cabbage dye Tablet confectionery, tablets, etc. Vegetable pigment

Monascus pigment

Monascus (red koji) has been used since ancient times in China and Okinawa for brewed foods such as Shaoxing sake and tofu milk, and is mainly composed of dyes such as monascolbrin.
As a general property, it is excellent in heat resistance and slightly inferior in light resistance. It also produces isoelectric precipitation below pH4, but it is excellent in dyeability to proteins and has the advantage of low bleeding.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Red MA   Water-soluble deep red liquid Extraction of red koji alcohol Crab-like kamaboko; ham and sausages; baked pork; baked meat tales; candies; jams Red koji dye or monascus dye

A brilliant, fluorescent yellow color is produced. Light resistance is inferior to Monascus red dye.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Yellow MA   Water-soluble tan liquid Give a sharp yellow Custard cream, candy, etc. Red koji dye or monascus dye

Cochineal dye

This dye is obtained by extracting it from Coccus Cacti (enedizoa), and carminic acid is the main component.
As a general property, it is very excellent in heat resistance and light resistance, but it is inferior in dyeing property, and it becomes red-orange in acidity, red-orange in neutrality, and red-purple in alkalinity, and it is also discolored by protein and metal ions, so care must be taken.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Red 689   Mixed powder with a stabilizer Without discoloration due to dye stabilization Soft drinks, frozen confectionery, fishery products, etc. Cochineal dye

Beta carotene, paprika dye

Carotenoid pigments are found in colored vegetables such as carrots, oranges, tomatoes, paprika (pepper), and gardenia fruit. Carotenoid pigments used in foods include beta-carotene, which is produced by algae and synthesis, capsanthin, which is extracted from paprika, bixin, which is extracted from the seeds of annatto, and crocin, which is extracted from gardenia fruit.The beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body as provitamin A. Gardenia has long been used as a coloring agent for pickles, chestnuts, and vinegar.
In general, all carotenoid pigments except Gardenia pigment are oil-soluble, so water-dispersible products are also available. They have excellent heat resistance, but tend to have poor light resistance.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
β carotene 1%CWS   Water-dispersible yellow-orange powder Easy to cold water disperse special type Fishery products (kamaboko, etc.), frozen confectionery, confectionery, soft drinks, etc. Carotene dye or carotenoid dye
Orange RGP   Water-dispersible red-orange liquid Spray dry products Confectionery, jelly, dessert, etc. Paprika dye or pepper dye or carotenoid dye

Gardenia yellow dye

The hue of this dye is stable in the neutral to alkaline range, and light and heat resistance are good near neutral. In addition, it has good dyeability on proteins, starches, etc.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Yellow CL-alc   Water-soluble tan liquid Ethyl alcohol solution Desserts, Japanese sweets, pickled chestnut syrup, Chinese noodles, etc. Gardenia pigment or carotenoid pigment
Yellow CPH-15   Water-soluble yellow powder A sharp yellow color is produced when it is dissolved in water. Gardenia pigment

Gardenia blue dye

This pigment is made from gardenia fruit and is a water-soluble pigment produced by an enzymatic reaction using Aspergillus oryzae for brewing. It exhibits a clear, beautiful blue color. The gardenia fruit is a raw material for crocin, a carotenoid-based pigment, and has been used for coloring foods since ancient times. Blue pigment is a single color and is rarely used for coloring foods. It is used as a raw material for shades such as green, grape, violet, and wine. As a common property, it is excellent in heat resistance and light resistance, but it tends to cause protein isoelectric precipitation below pH4

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Blue AMG   Water-soluble blue liquid Slightly reddish and bright blue Soft drinks, liqueurs, jams, candies, desserts, etc. Gardenia pigment
Blue EX   Water-soluble light blue liquid Acid resistance
Blue EX (P) ACM   Blue powder Finely ground product (cellulose) Tablet confectionery, tablets, etc.

Gardenia red

This pigment is a water-soluble red pigment obtained by hydrolyzing extracts from gardenia fruits, adding proteolytic substances, and reacting with enzymes. Its heat resistance is relatively excellent, but its light resistance is slightly unstable.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Red KA(P)   Water-soluble red powder When dissolved in water, it exhibits a sharp reddish-purple color. Liqueur, milk beverages, jams, candies, desserts, etc. Gardenia pigment

Chlorophyll

This pigment is a green pigment extracted from the green alga Chlorella. Chlorophyll, the main component, is an oil-soluble dye that is inherently insoluble in water, but this product has water dispersibility by emulsification technology. In the acidic range, it has the disadvantage of inferior light and heat resistance. Suitable for uses such as tea buckwheat and kamaboko that dislike re-elution of colorant dyes.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Green GA   Water-dispersible deep green liquid Neutral to alkaline and hue stabilization Tea buckwheat, kamaboko, etc. Colorant (chlorophyll)

Cocoa dye

This dye is a brown, water-soluble dye obtained by extracting polyphenols contained in cocoa beans. Cocoa beans have been used for cooking as chocolate and cocoa since ancient times. Among the dyes, polyphenols have particularly excellent light and heat resistance.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Brown No.4   Water-soluble black brown powder Cocoa beans, somewhat reddish Frozen confectionery, candy, jelly, sugar-coated confectionery, etc. Flavonoid dye

Squid dye

This pigment is obtained from the contents of ink bags such as the cowpea mongouika, and the main ingredient is eumelanin. Its general properties are excellent in heat resistance and light resistance. It does not discolor with metal ions or proteins, and it is an excellent dye with little change in color tone due to pH.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Aica Black   Black powder Not dissolved in water or alcohol Noodles, pasta, tablets, etc. Squid dye

Various green dyes (compounded products)

This dye is a green dye toned by mixing gardenia fermentation system blue dye and various yellow dyes. Compared with chlorophyll dye, this dye has greatly superior light resistance, heat resistance, and acid resistance, and is an excellent water-soluble dye with little change in color tone due to pH. In addition to what is listed in the table below, we will tone in the desired hue.

Product name Color Appearance and properties Characteristics Applications and usage Examples of labeling on foods
Green CX(B)   Vivid, yellowish green liquid Stabilization in the neutral range Soft drinks, liqueurs, dairy drinks, jams, candies, desserts, etc. Gardenia pigment
Red koji dye
Green HS(M)   Deep green liquid Intensely yellowish green Gardenia pigment
Green EX(T)   Sharp deep green liquid Vivid green 紅麹色素
Green 1067(M)   Deep green liquid Vivid green Monascus pigment
Green 2124   Deep green liquid Stabilization in the neutral range Monascus pigment
Spirulina dye
Green AU(A)   Deep green powder Spray dry products Monascus pigment
Green OD-B   Oil-soluble dark green paste W/O emulsification type, uniformly dispersed in fats and oils Chocolate, cream, etc. Gardenia pigment

Precautions

Standards for Use

Cannot be used for the following foods.

  1. Galls, meat, legumes, vegetables, clawed foods (excluding these processed foods).
  2. Fresh seafood (including whale meat), tea, and nori.

CAREs FOR USE

Please note that color change may occur due to the following factors.

  1. pH value of the solution
  2. Content of heavy metals (especially iron) and chlorine
  3. Presence of proteins

This product is susceptible to metals, so be careful when using it with metallic compounds. Be careful of fire for products containing flammable liquids.

Retain

Store in the specified temperature range of each product because it is easily faded by heat and light.
Since powder products are highly hygroscopic, be sure to seal them after opening.

Notes

Though strict quality control is carried out during product manufacturing, some precipitation and color differences are unavoidable because the raw materials are natural products.

Product specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

The lead time may be longer depending on the product. Please pay attention to the time of ordering.

The tones on the screen are for reference only. It is different from the actual dye color.

Inquiries

L&H Business Promotion Department
Toyochem Co., Ltd.
TEL : +81-3-3272-0902