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Natural Color (150c)

Also Known As : Caramel Color III
Technical Name : Sulphite Ammonia Caramel (Class III)


Taste Profile

It has bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It is most commonly used in soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  2. It is also used to add caramel like brown color to confectionery, desserts, meat, seafood, vinegars, sauces, gravies, soups and bakery items.

Common names and forms

  1. Caramel (Natural Colour, E150c)
  2. Colour (150c)
  3. Colours ( INS150c)
  4. Natural Caramel Colour (E150c)


It is a coloring agent who color ranges from light brown to dark red-brown. It is obtained by heat treatment of carbohydrates through caramelization.

Selection Guide

Check the “best before” date at the back of the package.


It may cause gastrointestinal problems and hypersensitivity.(1)

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