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Natural Colour (INS 150d)

Also Known As : Caramel IV, Sulfite ammonia caramel, INS 150d, 150d, E 150d, Burnt sugar coloring, Caramel liquid, Natural brown 10, Sethness 858, Acid Proof Caramel, Soft Drink Caramel


Taste Profile

It has an odour of burnt sugar and sometimes bitter in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Natural Colour (INS 150d) is used in carbonated beverages, sauces, confectionery, breads, alcoholic drinks, preserved vegetables, jams, jellies, marmalades, processed meats, balsamic vinegar, coffee, chocolate syrups, baked goods, soups, meat rubs, seasoning blends.
  2. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight. It is best stored in a cool, dry environment.

Common names and forms

  1. Permitted Natural Colour (INS 150d)


Natural Colour (INS 150d) is a variety of caramel colour most widely used as a food colourant. It is obtained by controlled heating of carbohydrates with ammonium and sulfite compounds which results in a colour ranging from a light brown to a deep black-brown. The carbohydrates commonly used are high dextrose corn syrup (HDCS), invert sugar and cane sugar. High dextrose corn syrup is usually preferred since the resulting Caramel Color is more stable over time and is less viscous. It is used to impart caramel color in numerous foods and beverages like colas, soy sauce, seasonings, breads, cereals, etc.


Consumption of Natural Colour (INS 150d) may cause asthma and may affect the liver.(1) It may also cause allergies.(2)

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