x (quatre_vingts) wrote in vegancooking,

food coloring

What is it about "mainstream" food coloring that's not vegan? (I'm talking about the little boxes of four bottles you get for coloring your own stuff at home.) The ones I saw at the store last week listed propylene glycol and various numbered colors (red # whatever, etc.), which I thought were all vegan and not derived from animal sources, like carmine/cochineal.

How much does vegan food coloring run, in terms of the little bottles and all? And what are some natural, neutral-tasting colorings you would recommend? I know turmeric can give a yellow/orange coloring by adding just a small amount.

If any of this was in the memories, my apologies, because I totally didn't see anything.
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