New red color range uses carrots as source
April 16, 2012
by Jeff Gelski
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DARMSTADT, GERMANY — Red Brilliance, a new range of shining red hues, are produced from black carrots, according to Darmstadt-based Dohler. The color range covers warm orange hues to shining ruby hues to shades of blues, according to the company, which produces the colors at its plant in Akkent, Turkey.
“Thanks to using state-of-the-art technology, we have been able to optimize the physical processing of the black carrot,” said Christian Benetka, senior product manager for colors.
Dohler said it has signed agreements regarding the cultivation in Turkey to ensure access to consistent qualities of black carrots.
“This is an important reason why we can deliver standardized qualities,” Mr. Benetka said. “We control the entire value-added chain: from researching and selection of the optimal seeds, to the cultivation and harvesting all the way to processing into a coloring concentrate for customer-specific food and beverage applications.”