THE CANARY ISLANDS COCHINEAL HOME PAGE

LANZAROTE

THE LAND OF COCHINEAL IN EUROPE


"BOOKMARK NOW !"
VERSION EN ESPAÑOL., DEUTSCHE.

THE COCHINEAL INSECT IN THE CANARY ISLANDS:

- Production : 20 tons p.a.
- Quality : Excellent 19-22% of carminic acid content.E-120
- Markets
INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY/DEMAND OF COCHINEAL IN THE WORLD.If your company is interested in buying COCHINEAL please visit this special SITE (ONLY FOR IMPORTERS OR EXPORTERS).

Natural Food Colorants
Foods colorants referred to as "natural" are usually those which are exempt from certification by the FDA (certified colorants being products such as FD&C Yellow No.2 or FD&C Blue No.1, etc). Generally, colorants may be considered "natural" if:
a) they are from agricultural/biological sources,
b) they are extracted without chemical reaction, and
c) they have had a long history of use.
Products meeting this definition include annatto extract, dehydrated beets, caramel, cochineal/carmine, grape color and skin extract, fruit and vegetable juices, paprika, saffron, and turmeric. Natural colorants are used in wide variety of products, including meats, cheeses, ice creams, yogurt, syrups, baked goods, and beverages.

Cochineal is used mainly in products with low pH, e.g. confectionary and liquors. The colour hue ranges from orange to red.

The light and heat stability of the carmine lake produced with our cochineal is excellent and makes cochineal and carmine ideal for food products exposed to direct light.

NEWS !, first hand Canary market situation:
[Last revision 12th January 1998]

** Are you interested to buy a little bit of dried cochineal ?. Now you can ! HOW??
**** EXPORTED FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER 1.997: 12.000 KGRS.

**** EXPECTED PRICES INCREASE

VERY IMPORTANT: WHAT CAN HAPPENED WITH "EL NIÑO" IN THE NW COAST OF SOUTHAMERICA??????
( ( ( ( ( ( ( WILL THE PRICES INCREASE DURING THE NEXT MONTHS???? ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )
CENTRAL EUROPE TIME =
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NOW! If you are very interesting, you can call directly to the cellular phone of the Managing Director, Mr Perez. Dial +34 09 514313 (09:00 to 23:45 hrs Central Europe Time), we can talk about our business with cochineal, you will be welcome.

You are the visitor since the 26th of February 1997
Mr. Perez & his wife at the FAIR
"The jute bags of COCHINEAL into the 20" container ready to be shipped"

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Arrecife de Lanzarote
Las Palmas - Canary Islands - Spain
Tel: +34 09 514313 Fax: +34 28 801163
E-mail to us
Manager: Mr Rafael Perez
Our bank:

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This Home Page was created the last Thursday 22 de August de 1996
[Most recent revision 12th of January 1998]