Use of natural food dyes is increasing, in part due to consumer concern over the synthetic versions.  Look for products that contain natural dyes, including:

  • beet juice
  • beta-carotene
  • grape skin extract
  • paprika oleoresin
  • fruit and vegetable juices
  • saffron

The following are natural but are linked to allergies:

  • annatto extract
  • caramel
  • cochineal extract
  • carmine
 

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