Gardenia Blue, a natural food pigment, is got from the gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides ELLIS) fruit of madder family by biological fermentation
The appearance of gardenia blue is dark blue. It can easily dissolve in water, ethanol solution and propylene glycol solution, can not dissolve in organic solvent. The shade is stable in medium when PH is between 4 to 8. It has a good resistance to temperature, but not to light. The dyeability is good to protein than star.
Gardenia Blue can be widely used in instant rice & flour products, jam, fruit-flovoured beverages, fruit and vegetable juice, candy, cake, imitation wine, frozen drinks ( excluding 03.04 edible ice ), salted vegetable, fried nuts and seeds, fillings for cereal products, fillings for bakery wares, condiments, protein beverages, solid beverages, puffed food.
When use Gardenia Blue, dissolve the color with a small amount of water first, and then mix the color solution with food materials
The maximum usage limit for instant rice & flour products is 0.5g/kg, for jam and candy is0.3g/kg, and for other products is 0.2g/kg.