Food colour Amaranth is a purplish-red (blackcurrant) synthetic coal tar or azo dye found in ice creams, gravy granules, jams, jelly, tinned fruit pie fillings and prawns and packeted cake mixes, soups and trifles.
amaranth is replaced by Allura red in USA, where it is banned.
|FD&C No.||Red 2|
|E.E.C No.||E 123|
|C.I. Food Colour No.||Red 9|
|Other Names||fd&c red 2, c.i. food red 9, e123, acid red 27 , AMARANTHUM, Amarant, Brilliant Bordeau B, Bordeaux S, Lebensmittelrot 3, Naphtholrot S, Viktoria rubin O|
|Chemical Name||Trisodium-2- hydroxyl -1-(4-sulphonato- 1-napthylazo) napthelene- 3-6-disulfonate|
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