FDA Approves Spirulina as a New Colouring Agent

Spirulina has been consumed by people for centuries due to the highest concentration of proteins, vitamins and minerals in it. Recently this blue-green alga has emerged into a colouring agent. This was approved by FDA, a few months ago.

The primary pigment in spirulina is a protein called phycocyanin. This gives the cyan or blue colour to the algae. This colour can be mixed with other colours like yellow, to get a variety.

Thus, spirulina finds its place in every eatable including confectioneries such as frostings, ice cream and frozen desserts, puddings, beverage mixes and powders, etc.

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