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coch·i·neal

(kotch'i-nēl'), [C.I. 75470]
The dried female insects, Coccus cacti, enclosing the young larvae, or the dried female insect, Dactylopius coccus, containing eggs and larvae, from which coccinellin is obtained; used as a red coloring agent and a stain. See: carmine.
Synonym(s): coccinella, coccus (2)
[O.Sp. cochinilla, wood louse, fr. G. kokkinos, berry]

cochineal

/coch·i·neal/ (koch´ĭ-nēl) dried female insects of Coccus cacti, enclosing young larvae; used as a coloring agent for pharmaceuticals and as a biological stain.

cochineal

[koch′inēl′]
Etymology: L, coccineus, bright red
a red dye prepared from the dried female insects of the species Coccus cacti containing young larvae. During the preparation of the dye the larvae are extracted with an aqueous solution of alum. The resulting dye has been used in coloring medicines.

coch·i·neal

(kotch'i-nēl)
[CI 75470] The dried female insects, Coccus cacti, enclosing the young larvae, or the dried female insect, Dactylopius coccus, containing eggs and larvae, from which coccinellin is obtained; used as a red coloring agent and a stain.
See: carmine
Synonym(s): coccus (2) .
[O.Sp. cochinilla, wood louse, fr. G. kokkinos, berry]
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Dactylopius coccus, is commonly sun-dried, crushed and dipped in an alcohol solution to create carminic acid--the pigment which eventually becomes the colorant carmine or cochineal extract for use in food and beverages.
7) It was a 2001 petition submitted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) over undeclared allergens in foods (28) that in 2011 resulted in the new requirement that cochineal extract be declared on labels rather than included under vague labeling such as "color added" or "artificial color.
The coloring agent carmine, a widely used food dye, is actually an acid extracted from the cochineal and its eggs.
By the 16th century, women were following Queen Elizabeth I's penchant for prettifying her pout by colouring her lips with cochineal paint (made from beetles), while their great-great-grand-daughters, 100 years later, favoured creams made from black grape juice.
Later, new trade networks expressed empire through the exchange of commodities culled from far-flung regions, including cinnamon, pepper, and cochineal.
A dye used to give some foods and drinks their crimson color is made from crushed cochineal beetles.
This problem is called cochineal scale which is basically a variety of mealybugs.
Companies from Wuhan (China) to Tarrytown (New York) were offering bright natural colorings made from red cabbage, purple sweet potatoes, grape skins, black carrots, beet roots, cochineal insects, and (not yet allowed in American foods) blue gardenias.
All the food is free from meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey and cochineal (crushed insects).
She found rich red cochineal paint for the alcove and a soft and blue Northern Lights colour for the walls.
Et al (2002): "Comparative economic analysis between conventional and eco-compatible cactus pear cultivation in Italy" Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal, Hammamet, Tunisia, Acta-Horticulture, No.
Cochineal beetles, that produce the brilliant red dye carmine, feed on it.