Red Beet (Beetroot Red)
Red Beet juice is commonly used as a natural coloring for food and beverage products, and it produces beautiful shades of pink and red. The colorings responsible for the red hue of Red Beet juice are a group of molecules called betalains. This group of pigments contains the red and yellow pigments known as betacyanins and betaxanthins, respectively. Betalains have excellent light stability and excellent pH stability. Unlike anthocyanins, betalains do not change in hue in response to differences in the pH of foods and beverages.
D.D. Williamson is a leading supplier of natural colourings, natural flavors and caramel colors for the food and beverage industry. They developed the natural flavor line for the markets demand for clean labels. D.D. Williamson's flavours may be labeled as “Natural Flavor” in North America and “Natural Flavouring” in Europe and can be labeled “colouring foodstuffs” (no E numbers) in Europe.