Carthamus red

Carthamus red
Tags: Coloring Agents,Antioxidants,Liver Aids,
  • Definition

    Carthamus red is a natural red food dye derived from the petals of dried safflower flowers treated with an acidic solution.

  • Health considerations

    Carthamus red has antioxidant activity and protective effects against liver damage in rats with liver injury.

  • May be found in

    Beverages, wine, candy, canned fruit, ice cream, ice-lolly, jelly, preserved fruit

  • References

    Journal of Ethnopharmacology
    FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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