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Food Colour (150d)

Also Known As : Sulphite Ammonia Caramel, Acid proof caramel, Soft drink caramel, Class IV caramel


Taste Profile

It has a very mild bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Food color(150d) is used as a coloring agent in chocolates, dessert mixes, confectionery, fish sauces, doughnuts, frozen desserts, soft drinks, pickles, biscuits and soy sauce.
  2. It is widely used in brewing industry for making spirits and liquor.

Common names and forms

  1. Caramel Color (INS 150d)
  2. Caramel Powder (INS 150d)
  3. Coloring caramel (E-150d)
  4. Colour (150d)
  5. Colour (INS 150d)
  6. Colour-Caramel (INS 150d)
  7. Colour: ammonium sulfite caramel
  8. Colour(E-150d)
  9. Colouring Agent E150d
  10. Colouring: Caramel E150d
  11. Natural Colour Caramel (150d)
  12. Natural Colour e150d
  13. Natural E150d
  14. Permitted Natural Colour (150d)
  15. Permitted Natural Colour [(E 150 D)
  16. Synthetic Food Colour (150d)


Food colour (150d) is a water-soluble caramel-brown food color. It is formed by heating sucrose and has burnt sugar like odour. The color varies from pale yellow to amber to dark brown.

Selection Guide

Check the “best before” date on the package to ensure that it is a fresh stock.


Food colour (150d) may cause high blood pressure levels. It may also cause cancer as it contains 4-MEI. It might also decrease the immune system functioning. It may cause allergic reactions in those who are gluten intolerant.(1)

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