Paprika Oleoresin Colour
PAPRIKA OLEORESIN COLOUR
Paprika oleoresin (also known as paprika extract) is an oil soluble extract from the fruits of Capsicum Annum Linn or Capsicum Frutescens (Indian red chillies), and is primarily used as a colouring and/or flavouring in food products. It is composed of capsaicin, the main flavouring compound giving pungency in higher concentrations, and capsanthin and capsorubin, the main colouring compounds (among other carotenoids).
Extraction is performed by percolation with a variety of solvents, primarily hexane, which are removed prior to use.