Erythrosine, also known as Red No. 3, is an organoiodine compound, exclusively a derivative of fluorone. It is a pink dye which is mainly used for food coloring. Erythrosine Food Color comprises benzoate monohydrate, disodium 2-(2,4,5,7-tetraiodo-3-oxidooxoxanthen-9-y1) as well as its subsidiary coloring matter with sodium chloride, water as well as sodium sulfate that work as principal uncolored components. These offered Erythrosine Food Colors that provides a pleasing watermelon-red color when used in foods. Erythrosine is an artificial red (cherry-pink) food colouring made from coal tar. It is a synthetically produced food colouring agent classed as a xanthene colour.
|Stability to Acids||Very Weak|
|Stability to Neutral||Excellent|
|Stability to Alkalines||Good|
|Stability to Baking 205°C (400°F)||Good|
|Stability to Light||Better|
|Stability to Heat||Better|