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Fluorescing food dyes as probes to improve food quality

Scientists test the possibility that the consistency of artificially colored foods such as yogurt could be measured simply by shining a light on them

Food Dyes
like these give bright colors, and could also potentially act as embedded sensors for consistency in products such as yogurt.
Credit:Maria Corradini/Rutgers


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Abstract Title: FOOD COLORS AS INTRINSIC LUMINESCENT SENSORS IN EDIBLE PRODUCTS

Funding: This research was funded by the , Improving Food Quality Program-A1361.

Biophysical Society