Eating with your eyes alone may link to negative health effects if artificial dyes are involved. Natural food colourants not only colour food naturally, but also healthily and with added nutrition. What does natural food colourant palm mixed-carotene have to offer? By Chee Yen Lau, nutritionist, Excelvite, Malaysia
EVTeneSem by ExcelVite is a cold water soluble natural palm mixed-carotene complex emulsion which serves as natural colourant for food and beverage applications. It contains a significant level of alphacarotene and beta-carotene, together with other carotenes such as gamma-carotene and lycopene. These carotenes are naturally derived from red palm fruit.
It is also a good source of antioxidants and pro-vitamin A that helps to prevent vitamin A deficiency and night blindness.
The emulsion provides good colour stability (ranging from light yellow to dark orange) with no ‘oil ring’ issue. It is suitable for clear drink and beverage systems without cloudiness. It also fits into the clean label culture that colours food and beverages naturally and nutritionally.