food colouring

Any substance added to food in order to change its colour.

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  • food colouring — ▪ food processing       any of numerous dyes, pigments, or other additives used to enhance the appearance of fresh and processed foods. Colouring ingredients include natural colours, derived primarily from vegetable sources and sometimes called… …   Universalium

  • food colouring — noun a digestible substance used to give color to food food color made from vegetable dyes • Syn: ↑coloring, ↑colouring, ↑food coloring, ↑food color, ↑food colour • Derivationally related forms: ↑colour …   Useful english dictionary

  • Food coloring — spreading on a thin water film in the International Space Station. Food coloring is a substance, liquid or powder, that is added to food and/or drink to change its color. Food coloring is used both in commercial food production and in domestic… …   Wikipedia

  • food — W1S1 [fu:d] n [: Old English; Origin: foda] 1.) [U and C] things that people and animals eat, such as vegetables or meat ▪ The restaurant serves good food at affordable prices. ▪ Try not to eat too much spicy food . ▪ I love Italian food ,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • food additive — additive (def. 4). * * * ▪ food processing Introduction       any of various chemical substances added to foods to produce specific desirable effects. Additives such as salt, spices, and sulfites have been used since ancient times to preserve… …   Universalium

  • food color — noun a digestible substance used to give color to food food color made from vegetable dyes • Syn: ↑coloring, ↑colouring, ↑food coloring, ↑food colouring, ↑food colour • Derivationally related forms: ↑colour …   Useful english dictionary

  • food coloring — noun a digestible substance used to give color to food food color made from vegetable dyes • Syn: ↑coloring, ↑colouring, ↑food colouring, ↑food color, ↑food colour • Derivationally related forms: ↑colour …   Useful english dictionary

  • food colour — noun a digestible substance used to give color to food food color made from vegetable dyes • Syn: ↑coloring, ↑colouring, ↑food coloring, ↑food colouring, ↑food color • Derivationally related forms: ↑colour …   Useful english dictionary

  • food product — noun a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food • Syn: ↑foodstuff • Hypernyms: ↑food, ↑nutrient • Hyponyms: ↑starches, ↑breadstuff, ↑coloring, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • colouring */ — UK [ˈkʌlərɪŋ] / US noun Word forms colouring : singular colouring plural colourings 1) a) [uncountable] the colour of someone s hair, skin, and eyes She has the same colouring as her brother. b) the colours of an object, animal, or plant the… …   English dictionary

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