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Chlorophyll is the green pigment present in all plants and algae that photosynthesize. It is used as a natural colour additive in processed food. Chlorophyll is extracted from green plants that are dried before solvent extraction. Solvent extraction results in an oil soluble product which is standardised with vegetable oil. Mane Kancor also produces chlorophyll colour emulsions that can mix with water.
Mane Kancor is different from other manufacturers of chlorophyll, because we do not use mulberry leaves. These leaves are associated with bad quality and unhygienic manufacturing processes. Mane Kancor’s source of chlorophyll is a green plant called Alfalfa (Medicago sativa).
Varying the processing parameters gives rise to different types of chlorophyll pigments, each with a slightly different shade of green. These are used in different ways to get a wide range of olive to bluish green hues in food and beverages.
What is Chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is the green pigment present in all plants and algae that photosynthesize.
What is the use of chlorophyll in food industry?
Chlorophyll is used as a natural green colour in food industry.
What are the commonly used raw material sources for chlorophyll in food industry?
Spinach, Grass, Nettle, Alfalfa, Mulberry.
What is the raw material source used by Mane Kancor?
Mane Kancor uses Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa), which is an approved raw material source of Chlorophyll in food industry by regulatory bodies across the world. Alfalfa has high pigment strength and it is non-GMO. Mane Kancor procures Alfalfa through its own backward integration model, to ensure sustainability and traceability to customers.
What are the different types of chlorophyll products manufactured by Mane Kancor?
Mane Kancor manufactures both oil soluble and water-soluble chlorophyll products. The oil soluble products are Chlorophyll (E 140(i)), Chlorophyll Extract (E140(i), Copper Chlorophyll (E141(i)). The water-soluble products are Sodium Chlorophyllin(E140(ii) & Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin (E141(ii)).
What are the applications of chlorophyll products?
Chlorophyll products mainly goes into natural food colours. Based on the solubility it is used in wide range of food applications. The oil soluble variants are used into dairy products, snacks, Ice creams, confectioneries, fat-based products etc. The water-soluble variants are used in colouring beverages, confectioneries etc.
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