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Origin: Gardenia is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania.
Function & characteristics: They are evergreen shrubs and small trees growing to 1–15 metres (3.3–49.2 ft) tall. The leaves are opposite or in whorls of three or four, 5–50 centimetres (2.0–19.7 in) long and 3–25 centimetres (1.2–9.8 in) broad, dark green and glossy with a leathery texture. The flowers are solitary or in small clusters, white, or pale yellow, with a tubular-based corolla with 5-12 lobes (petals) from 5–12 centimetres (2.0–4.7 in) diameter. Flowering is from about mid-spring to mid-summer, and many species are strongly scented.
Products: Perfect solubility,natural,deodorized,less odour.the 1st natural color for geographic indication protection product in china.Gardenia blue is a natural food pigment, is got from the gardenia (gardenia jasminoides ellis) fruit of madder family by biological fermentation.The appearance of gardenia blue is dark blue. it can easily dissolve in water, ethanol solution and propylene glycol solution, can not dissolve in organic solvent. the shade is stable in medium when ph is between 4 to has a good resistance to temperature, but not to light. the dyeability is good to protein than star..
Daily intake: Gardenia blue can be widely used in instant rice & flour products,jam,fruit-flovoured beverages,beverages of fruit and vegetable juice(pulp),candy,topping,imitation wine. When used gardenia blue, you have to dissolve the color with a small amount of water first, and then mix the color solution with food materials. The maximum usage limit for instant rice & flour products is 0.5g/kg,for jam and candy is0.3g/kg,and for other products is 0.2g/kg.
Dietary restrictions: None

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