Beet juice extract (EU), or beetroot extract, (from Beta vulgar rubra) is showing up with more frequency becoming an ingredient of choice driven by the demand for naturally-sourced ingredients. Beetroot red (E162)(EU) can provide a range of red from a deep raspberry-like color with blue notes, to a bright strawberry-red color
Beets are a natural ingredient, so the shade can vary based on crop conditions.
At a pH of 4 the expected color will be a bluish-red which will become more blue-violet as the pH increases above 5. However, as the pH becomes alkaline, above 7.5, the red family of hues is degraded by hydrolysis resulting in a yellow-brown color.
Water solubility: >95%
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