Authentic, natural beverage colors come shining through
For consumers in the Instagram generation, visual appeal is everything. Adding color to a beverage product is a great way to increase its sensory appeal and ensure it looks true to flavor, particularly with fruit flavoured products.
Lycored’s colors come from mother nature using innovative methods that leverage a proprietary lycopene-rich tomato breed, and Beta-Carotene from Blakeslea Trispora.
Across the spectrum our natural colors are synergistic with Vitamin C, and being pH-independent can withstand challenging beverage and juice applications. You’ll be glad to know all of our colors have passed typical beverage shelf life in stability tests and many go even further to a 12 month shelf life. This included evaluation for sedimentation, fading and ringing.
In applications with both juice and pulp, our colors will help you achieve that natural, consistent look your consumers will love.
Consistent through pH
Synergistic with Ascorbic Acid
Extended shelf life upto 12 months
Consistent liquid & fruit pulp shades
Meet our cast of superstable natural colors
Unique, true-to-fruit shades to associate with typical fruits and flavors
Discover the fruits of our labor for yourself
We set out to test the stability credentials of our cast of all-natural colors for flavored waters, one of the fastest-growing non-alcoholic beverage categories.
Our study looked at standard flavored water bases not containing juices or fruit (but is relevant for both carbonates and RTDs), measured across six key criteria when selecting natural color sources:
While typical shelf-life for these types of fruit beverages is six to nine months, Lycored checked for advanced talent to the 12-month mark. Those showing stability to 12 months are the star performers allowing extended shelf-life with high-quality visual appeal even beyond the standard life-cycle.
Vivid food colors with clear advantage
Holding steady across the pH spectrum
We benchmarked against Black Carrot across a range of pH levels that are typical in beverage applications. The results speak for themselves