Chilli oleoresin the way forward for pakistan chilli business
BY DR HK
THE WAY FORWARD FOR
PAKISTAN CHILLI BUSINESS
Capsicum/ Paprika Oleoresin
is a deep red colored, semi
viscous liquid extracted from
dried red pepper or paprika. It
draws its deep red color from
various Carotenoids present in
Red Pepper. Capsicum/Paprika
Oleoresin is a natural extract
without any antioxidant &
contains capsaicin as main
pungent (flavoring) and
capsanthin as key color
pigment. It is highly sensitive
to light, heat and air. The
are produced by solvent extraction of dried, ground red
Oleoresin Paprika is used as a food coloring agent by people. It offers
deep red color to the food. It is a natural food coloring product derived
from the lipids, or plant fats and pigments of sweet
Oleoresin paprika is a widely accepted food colorant
which is often used in the production of seasoning,
sausage, and snack foods. It is a natural dye product
that is prepared in a variety of mixtures that offer it
a vast range of color shade powers.
Food colorant has short shelf life, and people can
store oleoresin paprika for up to 18 months safely.
This food coloring agent doesn’t lose its natural
dying ability soon
like other food coloring agents.
The market of oleoresins is segmented by product into paprika, chili peppers, etc.
Paprika is significantly having end-users from food production and drug sectors.
The food and drink sector has taken over the oleoresins market, and accounted a
major share in the global
market. The reason behind this growth is the use and demand of
paprika and pepper oleoresins in dairy and drinks. These products are
used in the making of cheese, soups, orange juices, spice mixtures,
Worldwide market of oleoresin chili/ paprika
Apart from this, some poultry farmers are also using oleoresin paprika
in the feed to give the yolks in chicken eggs a darker yellow color in
International market of paprika is expected to have
immense growth since the demand has been
increased. More food industries are now
having requirement for specialized products and
they are now seeking for best natural food coloring
options because the consumers have
started taking their health seriously.
Today, the demand of oleoresin paprika is
increasing quickly in food and beverage industries. Increasing customer attention
towards health advantages of paprika over conventional raw spices and herbs is
further anticipated to drive the market over the estimated period.
Requirement for specialized items has been improving on account of increasing
customer choice towards health benefit items in addition to color and flavor
qualities, which is anticipated to open several development possibilities for
paprika market over the prediction period.
Improving demand for color food items is one of the key driving factors
for the market. Requirement for paprika is also improving due to its
special coloring qualities which is due to carotenoid pigmentation
content, which add major health advantages in wide variety of
The international oleoresin industry requirement was 14.4 kilo tons in
2014 and is anticipated to achieve 20.3 kilo tons by 2022, increasing at
a CAGR of 4.4% from 2015 to 2022.
Paprika appeared as the top product section and included 36.7% of total market
quantity in 2014.
Due to its pungent effect it is used to provide
flavor in food products.
Coloring Agent: Coloring of food, eatables and
medicines is common application where chili
oleoresin gives a range of red color.
Safety Gear: It is used in making safety gear for girls and
can make a person blind for few minutes.
Preservative: Capsaicinoids help to preserve the meet and
other food items against microbial activity.
Manufacturing and processing:
Two types of process are used
1 Conventional Solvent extraction: This
requires grinding of raw chili to
required mesh size and treatment with
suitable solvent (Such as hexane,
Acetone and Ethanol etc.). The
resultant solvent /extract solution is
concentrated and solvent is recovered. A maximum solvent residue limit is
maintained and followed.
2. SCFE (Super Critical liquid extraction):
This new technology is gaining popularity
specially with respect to oleoresin as the
possibilities of residual solvent is
practically not required. It requires
grinding of raw chili to required mesh
size and treatment with Liquid Carbon di
oxide under pressure which collects
oleoresin. As the pressure is normalized
CO2 is evaporated without use of any
energy and solvent free product is processed. The disadvantage is the heavy initial
investment cost but its worth it.
The Worldwide Oleoresin Paprika Demand Is Increasing Posted in Natural Extracts, Pharmacetiucal Infotech By Rushabh Adani