carminic acid


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car·min·ic ac·id

(kar-min'ik as'id),
A glucoside of an anthracenequinone carboxylic acid; the essential constituent of carmine.
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That is why today, carminic acid has again gained interest in these areas because of its lack of toxicity [20, 21].
These differences may be attributable to the colorants used in commercial jelly (carminic acid (E-120) and curcumin (E-100)).
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
Dactylopius coccus, flora which the natural dye carminic acid is obtained, is highly important for industry processes.
The composition comprises at least one natural dye chosen from orceins, alizarin, purpurin, carminic acid, kermesic acid, purpuroqallin, protocatechaldehyde, indigo, curcumin, spinulosin, apiqenidin, chlorophyllin, sorghum, and cochineal carmine and at least one organic solvent.
Carmine (carmine, cochineal, or carminic acid) is a red colouring made from a ground-up insect, used in bottled juices, coloured pasta, some sweets, frozen pops, and "natural" cosmetics.
Wild cochineal bugs exist throughout the hemisphere, but the people in the Oaxaca Valley developed a larger domesticated variety higher in carminic acid purity although intolerant of rain or cold.
Carminic acid, the active colouring agent, is one of the safest dyes that exist and is commonly used in foods and cosmetics.
Its dry powdered form is carmine color, which is the carminic acid colorant of cochineal precipitated onto a substrate of aluminum salts.