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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#906392 added March 9, 2017 at 7:54pm
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Carmine
Carmine
- miscellaneous -

"Carmine" is a bright red pigment often used as a food coloring or cosmetic dye. It is historically made by processing a type of scale insect, the cochineal. When the insect is dried, carminic acid can be extracted, which is then blended with aluminum or calcium to produce carmine dye.


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