Only females produce the carminic
acid that is responsible for the intense red colouring.
Two-way combinations of these chemicals were found in 220 products, and the three-way combination of carminic
acid, FD&C blue no.
Blanchard, A Study of the Fluorescence and Reorientation Dynamics of Carminic
Acid in Primary Alcohols, J.
Historically produced from carminic
acid, the pigment is extracted from the "Ararat", or Armenian cochineal, an endangered insect that lives in the roots of a plant in the Ararat Plain and Aras River valley that runs through and alongside Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran.
In five brief lines, that red dye--derived from the carminic
acid produced by cactus-dwelling scaled insects--demonstrates the power of Toledo's poetry.
3] content using carminic
acid in wood treated by simple diffusion method
Dactylopius coccus from which the natural dye carminic
acid is obtained, is highly important for industry.
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic
acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
Dactylopius coccus, is commonly sun-dried, crushed and dipped in an alcohol solution to create carminic
acid--the pigment which eventually becomes the colorant carmine or cochineal extract for use in food and beverages.
1999) reported that natural colorants such as carminic
acid, caramel, beta-carotene, paprika-extract and betanin decreased the L* values of frankfurters.
Chemical analysis on one of the metal pieces indicate the presence of carminic
and alginic acids, often used in cosmetics," King said.
The composition comprises at least one natural dye chosen from orceins, alizarin, purpurin, carminic
acid, kermesic acid, purpuroqallin, protocatechaldehyde, indigo, curcumin, spinulosin, apiqenidin, chlorophyllin, sorghum, and cochineal carmine and at least one organic solvent.