No more off-taste in transparent beverages

No more off-taste in transparent beverages
Press ReleaseJul 16. 2016 04:55 GMT

Existing micro-emulsion coloring solutions can give producers of transparent beverages a hard time due to an unpleasant side effect of off-taste. The two new Chr. Hansen natural colors utilise the latest advancements in emulsion technology to overcome these challenges.

“Many current transparent natural colors based on emulsions give off-taste when the dosage is increased to achieve strong vivid colors,” explains Ji Hoong Too, Product Manager, Chr Hansen. “This has hindered many customers who operate in markets with a consumer preference for vibrant colors from making visually satisfactory beverages using natural colors. The new ColorFruit® colors will enable these markets to meet consumer demand.”

Further benefits of the ColorFruit® Yellow 401 WSS and the ColorFruit® Green 802 WSS are increased stability throughout shelf-life, excellent transparency and less foaming during processing so easier for producers to handle during processing and filling.

Comes in many shades

The ColorFruit® range now covers the dark orange to yellow spectrum as well as green shades. Based on natural sources such as paprika, lutein and beta-carotene they represent an excellent natural alternative to the much-debated artificial colorants Sunset Yellow, Tartrazine and Quinoline Yellow. Chr. Hansen estimates that more than 40% of the world’s transparent beverages are colored orange, yellow or green.


Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. Our product innovation is based on more than 30,000 microbial strains – we like to refer to them as ‘good bacteria’. Our solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which make our products highly relevant in today’s world. Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts and our many collaborative partnerships with our customers. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day. Revenue in the 2017/18 financial year was EUR 1,097 million. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.