Monascus Colour

Product Description

Monascus food color is produced by microorganisms of the genus Monascus. It is a water soluble red food color consisting mainly of monascorubrins extracted from Monascusl.


  • Red-purple or dark red powde, soluble in water, insoluble in anhydrous ethanol
  • It exhibits a bright red shade at neutral pH and stable to pH variation(PH3.0~7.0)
  • Good staining but poor heat resistance.

Technology Index

  • E(1%, 1cm, 535nm) ≥5
  • E(1%, 1cm, 535nm) ≥50


  • Total Plate Count ≤1000cfu/g
  • Pathogenic Bacteria Negative

Heavy Metals:

  • Arsenic(As) ≤2mg/kg
  • PPlumbum(Pb) ≤5mg/kg


Used in ice cream, beverage, cake, jam, jelly, dairy product, fruit products,etc