Curcumin is the principal pigment of turmeric, a spice that is obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa. The pigment is obtained by solvent extraction of turmeric and purification of the extract by crystallization. Curcuminoids are natural phenols that provide a bright, strong yellow colour shade and antioxidant effect.
Curcumin is an oil-soluble pigment, practically insoluble in water at acidic and neutral pH that is available in convenient water-dispersible forms that are used in a wide range of foods and beverages with various health benefits.
Curcumin is extremely heat stable and may generally be used in products throughout the acid pH range. Curcumin gives out a very intense colour with bright yellow appetence even at low doses.
Alternative Names: C.I. Natural Yellow 3, Turmeric Yellow
C.I. No: 75300
Application: Turmeric, Turmeric Oleoresin, and Curcumin are yellow color additives that can be used in condiments such as butter, bakery products, sauces, canned food, pickles, mustard, seasonings, relish, hot peppers, snacks, baked goods, salad dressing, oils, margarine, frozen desserts, cheeses, pies, cakes, candies, beverages, frosting, cereal, fruit preparation, convenient food, meat, seafood and soups..