This project is a self-initiated exploration of the origin of a food dyes additives which were once of a natural origin.
The International Numbering System for Food Additives (INS) is a European naming system for food additives which has been labeled for all ingredients since the mid-1980s. The long, unfamiliar names of additives on food packaging may be perceived as unhealthy chemical compounds. However, in fact, each food consists of chemical compounds that determine the taste, color, texture and nutritional value. Today, food and color additives are more strictly studied, regulated and monitored than at any other time in history. Many of food additives from the INS were once of natural origin, but modern technologies blur the boundaries between natural and synthetic and many of the additives are currently being manufactured synthetically. Confusing index "E" on the packaging is not easy, but is necessary to understand.