Carmine, solution 2 %

Chemical compound:
Common name:
food coloring Е120

C22H20O13 – сarmine – is a bright red substance obtained from carminic acid, which is found in high concentrations in cochineal insects. Carminic acid is extracted from the insects and their eggs and is mixed with aluminum salt to make carmine dye (also known as cochineal). Carmine is used as a dye in the production of artificial flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge, lipsticks, and other cosmetics. It can also be added to a wide variety of food products such as meat, sausages, yogurt, jams, candy and certain kinds of juice, most notably those of the ruby-red variety.

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Hazard information

This reagent is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications. Treat all reagents with caution.