Monascus red, also known as Monascus rice, is a widely used food additive. It has been used for more than 1000 years in China. It is the only natural food pigment produced by microbial fermentation in the world.
The factory uses rice and soybean as the main raw materials to make liquid culture medium, which is cultivated by Monascus liquid fermentation, and then extracted, concentrated and refined. It can also be obtained by extracting, concentrating and refining Monascus rice.
Monascus red can give food a bright red color. In yogurt, sufu, jam, candy, mustard, biscuits, instant noodles, potato chips, drinks and other food can be used according to the production needs, and there is no limit requirement.
Compared with other natural pigments, Monascus red pigment has high purity, low price, strong coloring power and good stability. For a long time, microbial scholars at home and abroad have paid great attention to the research and utilization of Monascus. It can be said that Monascus red is a kind of edible pigment with great market potential.