Amaranth comprises of trisodium 2-hydroxy-1-(4-sulfonato-1-naphthylazo) naphthalene-3, 6-disulfonate with support of subsidiary coloring matter. Amaranth is a monazo dye that is typically reddish brown to dark reddish-brown powder or granules. Amaranth provides a dark red to purple color in applications and is soluble in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol. Food colours are often of vegetable origin such as beetroot red, turmeric, carotenes, chlorophyll, paprika extract. The offered dye is widely used in a range of foods including fruit-flavored fillings, jellies, packet cake mixes, red soft drinks and sweets.
|Stability to Acids||Excellent|
|Stability to Neutral||Excellent|
|Stability to Alkalines||Good|
|Stability to Baking 205°C (400°F)||Good|
|Stability to Light||Best|
|Stability to Heat||Better|