Cochineal Carmine E120

Carminic Acid is extracted from Cochineal Insects, which are soft-bodied, flat, oval-shaped scale insects, and native to tropical and subtropical South America and Mexico. Cochineal lives on cacti, feeding on the plant’s moisture and nutrients. Cochineal Carmine is a natural red coloring that provides characteristic pink, red or purple hue while demonstrating excellent heat and light stability.

Carminic acid is a substance found in high concentration in cochineal insects. It is extracted from the insect’s body and eggs and is mixed with aluminum or calcium salts to make carmine dye (also known as cochineal).

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Cochineal Carmine
  • CAS No.: 1260-17-9
  • Color: E120
  • EINECS No.: 60687-93-6
  • Chemical formula: C22H20O13
  • PH influence:

Hues vary depending on the preparation method of the cochineal extract. Using water or alcohol, manufacturers extract carmine acid. Carmine acid is organge in low pH and violet in high pH.the color shift results from pH affecting the phenolic groups on the carmine acid molecule.

  • PH<4 orange to red-orange,
  • PH5-6 red to purple red,
  • PH>7 purple-red to purple
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Cochineal Carmine
– Carminic Acid 50%
Easily soluble in water, insoluble in ether and edible oil.
Laccaic acid and cochinic acid
Appearance: Dark Red Fine powder
Food Grade
Cochineal Carmine
Cochineal Carmine Applied in food field, natural red color is mainly used as natural food additives for colorant; for sausage making, to color alcoholic beverages, not alcoholic drinks, jellies, jams, ice cream, yogurt.
Cochineal Carmine Applied in cosmetic field and pharmaceuticals, is mainly used as cochineal red colorant, used in facial powders, eye pencils, lip stick, etc.
Storage and Package: Keep in cool and dry place of room temperature, out of direct light and heat; in 25kg/drum, plastic bag inside, or 1kg/aluminum foil bag;
Shelf life: 24 months within proper storage.
Cochineal Carmine

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