Pigment Products

Pigment Products: Food & Nutrition

Natural and Synthetic Ingredients for Colorants, Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Enhancements

Sun Chemical offers a broad portfolio of colorants to the food and beverage, pet food, feed and dietary supplements segments. We carry natural and synthetic colorants, including spirulina extract, iron oxides and FD&C colors.

Sun Chemical understands the pressing concerns of consumers for a healthy lifestyle and longevity. Products such as spirulina can help meet the demand for vegan, vitamin/mineral fortified, plant protein and dietary fiber, which helps provide various health benefits (e.g. immune support*). The health ingredients we carry are used in feed, pet food, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries.

Our solutions can help meet your needs for natural ingredients, color, performance and cost competitiveness. We can partner with you to provide expertise and solutions through every step of the process to develop bio-based health ingredients.

California Grown Spirulina Powder

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is one of the most nutrient packed super foods on earth. Spirulina provides balanced nutrition to the human body and supports one’s immune system*.  Sun Chemical supplies spirulina that is sustainably cultivated and manufactured in California, U.S., Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, Halal and GRAS.

Natural Blue Colorant

Global consumer demand for natural ingredients is increasing faster than ever. At Sun Chemical, we are the global leader in providing spirulina extract, one of the few natural blue colorants available to the food and beverage industry. Our sustainably grown spirulina and vertically integrated supply chain makes us a reliable supplier to meet your demands. Our LINABLUE® is microcystin free and meets Kosher and Halal standards.

Iron Oxides

Consumers still face challenges with the stability of their natural colorants in certain applications. Our iron oxides offer consistent performance across a wide range of conditions, including pH, heat, light, moisture and oxygen. The stable nature of our iron oxides provides an excellent candidate for confection and pet food applications due to the harsh processes involved.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

  • California-Grown Spirulina

    Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is an ideal supplement for a balanced diet. Known as "The King of Superfoods," spirulina contains over 50 healthy nutrients, such as dietary fiber, polysaccharides and more.

  • LINABLUE® Spirulina Extract

    LINABLUE® is a natural-blue, phycocyanin food colorant made from spirulina for the food and beverage industry.