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Cochineal extract powder natural dye color for sale

cochineal and carmine

Product Name :Carmine

CAS No: 2611-82-7

EINECS No:220-036-2

Active Ingredient:Carminic Acid

Molecular Formula:C22H20O13

What is Cochineal?

Cochineal Extract is a natural coloring that provides a characteristic pink, red or purple hue while demonstrating excellent heat and light stability.

Cochineal insects are soft-bodied, flat, oval-shaped scale insects, native to tropical and subtropical South America and Mexico. They live on cacti, feeding on the plant’s moisture and nutrients.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).

The words Cochineal, Cochineal Extract, Carmine, Crimson Lake, Natural Red 4, C.I. 75470, E120, and even some ‘natural colorings’ refer to a dye called ‘carminic acid’, which is primarily used as a food coloring and in cosmetic.

What is cochineal and carmine good for?

1. Cochineal extract can be used for lipstick, foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, nail polish and baby products.

2. cochineal and carmine is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a coating for tablets and pellets and as a coloring agent for capsule shells.

3. Cochineal extract coloran also be used for coloring foods such as sweets, drinks and meat products.

4.Cochineal and yellow, orange, red pigment, such as curcumin, bismuth orange, red peppers, β-carotene mix can be adjusted out a series of different shades of products.

What is cochineal and carmine used for?


Cochineal extract can be used for lipstick, foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, nail polish and infant products.


Carmine is popular in the pharmaceutical industry, and is used as the coating material of tablets and balls as well as the coloring agent of capsule shell.


Cochineal food coloring can also be used for coloring candies, beverages and meat products in food.

In addition to the function of coloring, there are studies showing that Carmine red pigment has an obvious effect on preventing DNA damage caused by carcinogen, and it can be used in viral diseases (such as blister inflammation, bullous inflammation, etc). Prevention and cure of cancer and AIDS.

The mixture of rouge red with yellow, orange and red pigment, such as DF, Rouge orange, chili red and β-carotene can produce a series of products with different colors.

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