- Durabrite® Oleoresin Paprika
- Durabrite® Aquaresin® Paprika
- Durabrite® Annatto
- Durabrite® Oleoresin Carrot
- Durabrite® Aquaresin® Carrot
Durabrite® Colors: Superior Color and Flavor Stability
Carotenoid pigment oxidation is usually associated with a loss of color that is easily seen in a food product or ingredient. Usually less apparent, but no less damaging to product quailty, is the production of rancid and 'off' flavors and aromas that accompany carotenoid pigment oxidation. Our research shows that "off" flavor and aroma can actually precede significant color fade. As little as eight percent loss in color strength has been associated with undesirable flavor changes. Factors contributing to oxidation and degradation of carotenoid pigments include light, oxygen, heat, and trace metals.
Including functional ingredients such as Durabrite® Colors can effectively inhibit oxidation and degradation of carotenoid pigments while helping you maintain the color and flavor quality you intended.
Kalsec® produces Durabrite® Colors by carefully extracting selected raw materials and incorporating our patented stabilization system. The results are exceptional color and flavor stability. To select the Durabrite® Color that is most appropriate for your food or ingredient formulation, please Contact Us.
Durabrite® Paprika (80,000) and a commercially available Paprika (80,000) were dispersed at one percent on flour salt. The samples were placed in a light box at 210 foot candles.
Durabrite® Paprika outperformed the standard oleoresin paprika in all evaluations. After 28 days exposed to light, the Durabrite® maintained 81% of its color value, while the standard oleoresin retained only 10%. Over that same time period, the standard paprika developed off odors. The hexanal area counts of 218,000 indicated that oxidation has occurred.
In a study on bread crumbs at 93°C, a 4-fold improvement in the stability of cracker crumbs is achieved with the use of the Durabrite® Paprika.
Insert :Effectiveness of Durabrite® Carotenoids in Cracker Crumbs 93°C.
Coloring beverages packaged in clear bottles is a particularly challenging application. The recent development of stabilized soluble paprika allows for the use of natural colors to replace blends of Sunset Yellow (E110) and Ponceau 4R(E124). Stabilized (Durabrite®) and unstabilized paprika formulations were used to color similated beverages. The beverage solutions were placed in a light box and exposed to accelerated fluorescent light at 3.5 Klux.
The stabilized paprika clearly shows superior stability under fluorescent light. In a typical grocery store setting at 1.6 Klux this beverage would be expected to maintain its color for 4-5 months.
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