My understanding is that it has to be specifically labeled as carmine/cochineal extract. Source. (Also,Idon’t think it would be categorized as flavoring since it’s used for color, but that’s justaspeculation.)
Use our new superlist posting interface and quickly create exceptional, media-rich buzz posts.
Not all red foods have carmine in them. Heinz ketchup, for instance, doesn’t have any. (from their website) INGREDIENTS: TOMATO CONCENTRATE FROM RED RIPE TOMATOES, DISTILLED VINEGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, SALT, SPICE, ONION POWDER, NATURAL FLAVORING.
surpriseinnocence is a BuzzFeed user and their posts have not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!