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Natural Colours (INS 100)

Also Known As : Curcumin, E100 (i)


Usage Tips

  1. It is used as a coloring agent to impart yellow-orange color to foods like cheese, margarine, butter, biscuits and carbonated soft drinks.

Common names and forms

  1. (Curcumins (E100)
  2. Colour (100(i))
  3. Colour (Curcumin)
  4. Colour (INS 100(i))
  5. Colour [INS 100]
  6. Curcumin
  7. Curcumin (E100)
  8. Curcumin (E100i)
  9. Curcumin (INS100(i))
  10. Natural Color Curcumin (E100i)
  11. Natural Colour [INS 100(i)]
  12. Permitted Natural Color (E100)
  13. Permitted Natural Colour (INS 100)
  14. Permitted Natural Colour E100
  15. Permitted natural food colour E100(i)


It is a yellowish-orange color food additive which is obtained from root and stem of the yellow root (Curcuma longa). It usually used in South East Asian foods.

Selection Guide

Check the “best before” date on the package.


It contains very high concentrations that may cause nausea and migraines.(1)

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