Applications and Uses of Monascus Red

Monascus Red can be used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Monascus Red is a red pigment used as coloring agent in many Asian foods such as in pickled tofu, red rice vinegar, char siu, Peking Duck, and Chinese pastries that require red food coloring. Monascus Red is also used in candy, cooked meat, preserved beancurd, ice cream, cookies, etc.

Monascus Red Pigment is a natural pigment made from red yeast rice.

Monascus Red uses as follows:

Monascus Red

In Food

Monascus Red can be used as colorant, bacteriostatic agent in food such as in meat products, canned foods, condiments and sauces,  seafood, frosting, seasonings, frozen desserts, snack foods.

In Beverage

Monascus Red can be used as colorant, bacteriostatic agent in beverage such as in wine.

In Pharmaceutical

Monascus Red can be used as natural pigment in Pharmaceutical.

In Health and Personal care

Monascus Red can be used as natural pigment in Cosmetics.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry

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