"CARMINE: Cochineal. Carminic Acid. E120. Red pigment
from the crushed female cochineal insect. Reportedly
70,000 beetles may be killed to produce one pound of
this red dye. Used in cosmetics, shampoos, red apple
sauce and other foods. May cause allergic reactions.
Alternatives: beet juice, no known toxicity (used in
powders, rouges, shampoos); alkanet root, from the
root of an herblike tree, no known toxicity (used as a
red dye for inks, wines, lip balms, etc. and can be
combined to make a copper or blue coloring)."
- desi exista varianta sintetica, nu ca e mai buna:
"Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A, FD&C Red No.4. E124.
synthetic coal tar and azo dye; carcinogen in animals,
can produce bad reactions in asthmatics and people
allergic to aspirin; banned in USA & Norway"
alte informatii despre astea si in ce se folosesc:
--- eclecticlaudine <eclecticlaudine@...
> colorantul carmin se obtine in exclusivitate din
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