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3 June 2024

The colorful world of food

In the world of food today, manufacturers are on the lookout for sustainable and natural food solutions to satisfy consumers. Products derived from natural sources are becoming increasingly important, and both LINABLUE® and Earthrise® Spirulina from Nordmann partner Sun Chemical are two excellent examples of innovative products that harness the power of nature while making the food industry shine.

Colors influence our emotions and moods and can be used deliberately to convey specific messages. Sun Chemical offers a wide range of color options for almost all segments of the food industry.

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LINABLUE®: Natural blue color


Blue, for example, radiates calm and is often associated with relaxation and trust.

LINABLUE® is a natural blue pigment derived from spirulina algae. Available as either a powder or liquid, the product can be used as a natural substitute for Patent Blue V (E 131) or Brilliant Blue FCF (E 133). LINABLUE® is also characterized by unparalleled solubility (>99 %) in water.

Possible applications include:

  • Confectionery
  • Baked goods
  • Ice cream
  • Coatings
  • Beverages


Earthrise® Spirulina: A source of superfood nutrition


Green is the color of nature and is often associated with freshness, harmony and healing.

Earthrise® Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green microalgae. It produces a dark green color (Chlorophyll a), is partially soluble in water and rich in protein, fiber, calcium, beta-carotene and iron.


Possible applications include:

  • Shakes (e.g. protein shakes)
  • Baked goods
  • Pasta
  • Cereals
  • Juices
  • Cookies and crackers
  • Gummy bears


In addition to LINABLUE® and Earthrise® Spirulina, Sun Chemical supplies other natural colors that range from white to red and black. These cater to a wide variety of applications that include pastries, meat alternatives, beverages, confectionery and ice cream.


The future of natural innovation


Sun Chemical’s broad portfolio reflects the diversity of innovative products derived from natural sources today. With a growing awareness of environmental issues and the importance of healthy living, the demand for these types of products is expected to continue growing. By harnessing the power of nature, products like Sun Chemical’s not only help improve the health and well-being of consumers, but also make a positive contribution toward sustainability and environmental protection.


Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to recommend the right color for your product!

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For more information, please contact:

Sabrina Brandt
Sabrina Brandt
Senior Technical Sales & Product Manager | Food
Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH