Life Sciences & Biotechnology


Natural Colours from Plants and Vegetables Sources


Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus Area:

Natural Colours

Social Benefits:

Natural colours and dyes produced by CSIR-IHBT technology are : Non-toxic , Non-hygroscopic , Crystalline in nature , Stable even above 100°C , Soluble in water and also in organic solvents

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Himachal Pradesh

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

An eco-friendly, green process has been developed for extraction and purification of natural colours from different plants and vegetables sources. These natural colours and dyes will not only provide non-toxic products with high quality but are also environment friendly. Market potential The global natural food colour market is anticipated to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2022 with a compound annual growth rate of 6.7%. Health benefits associated with natural food colors coupled with the regulations concerning their application in consumables are major factors driving the market growth.

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