food coloring

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Synonyms for food coloring

a digestible substance used to give color to food

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Later, in 1824, Sir Charles Scudamore (1779-1849), a fashionable London physician, published a chemical study of the blood (66) in which he confirmed Brande's observation that the red coloring matter of the blood was an "animal principle" containing a small proportion of iron.
In other cases, cholesterine, the coloring matter of the bile, was found, but because of inadequate analytic techniques, these compounds had often been missed altogether.
Like Wells and Brande earlier, they concluded that the coloring matter of the blood consisted of an animal substance, possibly albumin, combined with iron peroxide.
The pigments are produced by the breakdown of hemoglobin, which is the red coloring matter of blood.
Magnesium is central to the function of the green coloring matter in plants.
The pinching-off of the circulation between leaves and the rest of the plant causes chlorophyll (the green coloring matter in leaves) to slowly die off.
The loss of the flow of water and soil nutrients allows the green coloring matter - chlorophyll - in the leaves to break down, thus exposing the under-coloring matter in the leaves.