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For decades ROHA has been delivering innovative and sustainable color options that can deliver great products across the food and beverage industry. Our synthetic color brand, Idacol, has a range of color shades for all the prepared food sub-categories. ROHA scientists are equipped with deep industry insights and market knowledge of coloring products, along with innovative problem-solving capabilities to create value added solutions for your coloring needs in prepared foods. 

Synthetic Food Colors for Sauces, Soups and Condiments

Color addition in soups, sauces and condiments is done for various reasons such as ensuring uniformity, maintaining consistency throughout the shelf life, associating and contributing to a target flavor. Color requirements for such applications can vary depending on physical form and end-consumer application. Processing challenges such as heat, pressure, pH, interactions with other ingredients can significantly affect color performance. ROHA’s Idacol range of synthetic food colors provides solutions for stability in sauces, soups and condiments.

Synthetic Food Colors for Pasta and Noodles

For the longest time coloring of pasta was done mostly to achieve uniformity from batch to batch. However, recently colors are added to pasta matrices for various reasons such as, to associate with a flavor, to create or sustain appeal from the consumers or to follow a trend and create more visual excitement.  Application of colors in pasta and noodles can be quite challenging at times as heat, pH, lipid interactions, migration, interactions with other ingredients can significantly affect the color performance. Commercial pasta processing will contain steaming, baking, and end consumer cooking stages which can impact color performance. Therefore, the selected colors not only need to be stable through processing and shelf life but also post end consumer application. ROHA’s synthetic food color portfolio Idacol contains a complete range of colors that are stable in pasta and noodle applications and overcome the above issues.

Synthetic Food Colors for Extruded Snacks and Cereal Applications

Food coloring has been a vital ingredient for extruded snacks and cereal applications. Extrusion is known to be harsh on sensitive ingredients due to high temperatures, and shear pressures that are experienced during the processing of snacks and cereals. Extruded snacks and cereals are expected to have long shelf lives, which require food color additives to survive harsh processing conditions and be stable throughout life. Our synthetic food color range, Idacol has solutions that are stable in snacks and cereal applications.

Synthetic Food Colors for Dry Mixes & Seasonings

Dry mixes, such as soup mix and cake mix, are mostly pre-mixed formulations of dry ingredients that can be reconstituted with water to make the final products. Due to the broad range of applications, dry mixes consist of diverse ingredients and colors that are frequently added to improve appearance, correct natural variations in color, and associate with a flavor. Typical challenges for colors in the dry mixes include the application of pH, light and heat stability, flavor impact, and the reactions between ingredients and pigments. ROHA’s synthetic color portfolio, Idacol offers a comprehensive range of colors that are stable in dry mix applications in the food industry.

Colors are often incorporated into seasoning (e.g. herbs and spices) to enhance the visual appearance of the food. A color recommendation can vary significantly depending on the process conditions and final application matrices, such as topical applications (snacks or meat seasoning) and culinary seasonings. Color formulation and application scientists at ROHA have extensive experience in delivering stable color solutions for seasonings, under the synthetic color brand Idacol.

Synthetic Food Color for Bakery products

Application of colors in baked goods viz Cakes, Muffins, Crackers, and Cookies can sometimes be quite challenging. Heat, pH, lipid interactions, migration, interactions with other ingredients, storage, packaging, ensuring uniformity, entertainment to visual senses, and creating an association with a target flavor and other factors can significantly affect the color performance. With the right final product, color formulation, and application methods it is possible to incorporate any pigment into any food matrix. ROHA’s synthetic food color portfolio, Idacol contains a complete range of food colors that are stable in bakery applications. 

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