Paprika Color Red

Paprika for color application is available primarily as an oleoresin. The oleoresin is made by percolating a volatile solvent (such as hexane) through dried parka (whole, cut or powder) and the solvent is removed by vacuum distillation. The oleoresin is a viscuos, highly colored substance containing xanthophylis, capsanthin, and capsorubing (red component) and beta-carotene (yellow component). The red pigments can be as high as 40-50% of the oleoresin.

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