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Stinging Nettle

Color Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Pigment Chlorophyll, xanthophyll and Catotene
Light Stability Medium
Heat Stability Medium - Good
pH Stability Medium - Good
Applications Ice cream, delicatessen, baked goods, fruit preparations

Stinging Nettle is a major commercial source of chlorophyll which is commonly used as a coloring agent . The stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is used in foods such as nettle soup and nettle cheese. Stinging nettle leaves are rich in chlorophyll a and b, xanthophylls, ß-carotene and vitamins A, B2 and C.

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