LINABLUE® is a natural blue food colorant of phycocyanin derived from DIC spirulina.By mixing with red, yellow and other colorants, it is possible to produce green, purple and other neutral colors.
Like chlorophyll and carotenoid, phycocyanin takes part in photosynthesis.
Spirulina is a spiral-shaped type of microalgae around 0.3 to 0.5mm in size that came into existence around 3 billion years ago. Its shape has remained unchanged since the time it came into being and it was the first organism to create oxygen on the planet, which demonstrates what a hardy lifeform it is. Spirulina contains nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals and photosynthetic pigments. Due to the way it developed, Spirulina has properties found in animals and properties found in plants, which complement each other to make Spirulina a superb comprehensive nutritional supplement usable in health foods and other applications.
※The only edible pigment in our store. It can be used for food coloring.
In addition, LINABLUE® can be used as a paint by mixing it with various mediums. However, please note that it is not highly resistant to weather conditions, therefore, there is a possibility of the discoloring.