No more off-taste in transparent beverages

No more off-taste in transparent beverages
Press Release | Jul 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 utilize 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 global, differentiated bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. At Chr. Hansen we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change through microbial solutions. We have worked for over 145 years to enable sustainable agriculture, cleaner labels and healthier living for more people around the world. Our microbial and fermentation technology platforms, including our broad and relevant collection of around 40,000 microbial strains, have game-changing potential. Matching customer needs and global trends we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria to respond to global challenges such as food waste, global health and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. As the world’s most sustainable biotech company, we touch the lives of more than 1 billion people every day. Driven by our legacy of innovation and curiosity to pioneer science, our purpose – To grow a better world. Naturally. – is at the heart of everything we do.

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