Amaranth

Amaranth

Specification
Product NameAmaranth
Colour Shade
SynonymsFood Red – 9
Chemical NameTrisodium 2-Hydroxy-1-(4-Sulfonato-1-Naphthylazo) Naphthalene-3, 6-Disulfonate
C.I. No16185
C.I. NameAcid Red 27
FDA Status
CAS No.915-67-3
EINECS No.213-022-2
E. NUMBERE-123
TestEEC (Limit)
Total colouring matters calculated as the sodium salt percent by massMin.85
Water insoluble matter, percent by massMax.0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by massMax.0.20
Unsulfonated Primary aromatic amines. percent by massMax.0.01
Subsidiary dyes, percent by massMax.3
Total organic compound other than colouring matters, percent by mass
4-aminonaphthalene-1-sulfonic acid
3-hydroxynaphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid
6-hydroxynaphthalene-2-sulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-disulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-6- trisulfonic acid
Max.0.50
Heavy metals as pb (mg/kg.)Max.40
Arsenic (mg/kg.)Max.3
Lead (mg/kg.)Max.2
Mercury (mg/kg.)Max.1
Cadmium (mg/kg.)Max.1