deep red/purple natural extract from beetroot, the principle compound
of which is beta-d-glucopyranoside of betanidine..
unstable in many processes and can impart an earthy taste.
be found in bacon burgers, desserts, ice cream, jams, jellies, liquorice,
oxtail soup, sauces and sweets.
adverse effects are known but should be avoided by babies and young
children as it contains nitrates