Application prospect of natural pigments

- Sep 01, 2017 -

As we can imagine, if the plant's flowers are not pigment, bees will be difficult to find, but also unable to pollinate, plants can not reproduce offspring. Animals are the same, for tens of thousands of of years the nature of these animals is to eat the natural pigment that eventually comes from plants, evolving, these natural pigments give them vivid colours, plenty of physical strength, and enduring vitality, allowing them to reproduce until now, and all of these carotenoid pigments are oxidized during the processing of the feed. This is one of the most essential differences between farmed animals and wildlife, "a serious lack of natural pigments".

China's natural pigment industry after more than 10 years of efforts, has made considerable progress, the new natural pigment varieties continue to increase, has become the world's natural pigment production and marketing power.

Because of the technology and cost, the domestic terminal market is still in the primary stage, and the application of lutein is mainly concentrated in the field of feed additive, and as the industry technology and people's consumption level is improved, lutein is extending to other application fields such as food additive.

China is a major producer of chili Peppers, the production of domestic capsicum red pigment began in the late 80 's, at present basically formed around the pigment pepper producing areas around the distribution pattern, concentrated in Hebei, Shandong, Xinjiang, Yunnan and other provinces. The Government attaches great importance to the development and opening of capsicum red pigment, as early as the national "75-Year Plan", the research and development of capsicum red pigment has been listed as one of the four natural pigments of national key development, at present, China is both a big producer of chili red pigment and a large demand country, and At present, mainly used in feed and food additive industry, the application prospect is broad.

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