Paprika oleoresin is a natural food dye extracted from red peppers used to provide red, orange, or yellow colouring. It is comprised of capsaicin, capsanthin, and capsorubin, and other carotenoids. In addition to use in food it may be fed to chickens to produce egg yolks or a richer yellow colour.
Paprika oleoresin is a source of carotenoids. However, it is present typically in very small quantities.
Individuals sensitive to peppers or capsaicin should avoid this ingredient.
Spice blends, orange juice, cheese, sweets, processed meat
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2
Oxford Journals: Poultry Science
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