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New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Crop Uses and Products

Food dye

[search terms: food colouring, food dye, food pigment, lake pigment, food colourant, food colorant, food coloring]

 

Dactylopius coccus

 

9.80

Tradescantia pallida

Purple Queen

8.47

Suaeda aegyptiaca

 

7.63

Bixa orellana

Lipsticktree, Achiote, Achiotl, Aploppas, Uruku

7.23

Opuntia stricta

Erect Pricklypear, Erect Prickly Pear, Nopal Estricto

3.21

Rubia tinctorium

 

2.60

Aronia melanocarpa

Black Chokeberry, Aronia Berry

2.53

Prosopis farcta

Syrian Mesquite

2.05

Typha orientalis

 

1.82

Zebrina pendula

 

1.80

Carpobrotus acinaciformis

Elands Sourfig, Elandssuurvy, Sally-My-Handsome

1.65

Rubia tinctoria

 

1.58

Boerhavia erecta

Erect Spiderling, Erect Boerhavia

1.50

Gardenia jasminoides

Cape Jasmine, Common Gardenia, Cape Jessamine

1.37

Alkanna tinctoria

Alkanna, Alkanet, Dyers' Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss, Languedoc Bugloss

1.36

Babiana stricta

Baboon Flower, Blue Freesia

1.30

Solanum betaceum

 

1.25

Genista tinctoria

Dyer's Greenweed, Dyer's Broom, Dyer's Whin, Waxen Woad, Waxen Wood

1.19

Rubus glaucus

Andes berry

1.08

Rivina humilis

rougeplant, pigeonberry, rouge plant, baby peppers, bloodberry, coralito

1.00

Solanum phureja

Nightshade

0.96

Chlorophora tinctoria

Old Fustic, Dyer's Mulberry

0.93

Euterpe oleracea

Assai Palm

0.93

Davidsonia pruriens

Ooray, Davidson's Plum, Queensland Davidson's Plum

0.92

Pinus brutia

Afghan Pine, East Mediterranean Pine, Brutia Pine, Turkish Pine, Calabrian Pine

0.80

Celosia argentea

Silver Cock's Comb, Plumed Cockscomb

0.77

Ranunculus ficaria

Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine

0.77

Opuntia dillenii

Erect Pricklypear, Erect Prickly Pear, Nopal Estricto

0.75

Atriplex halimus

Saltbush, Mediterranean Saltbush, Sea Orache, Shrubby Orache

0.71

Opuntia ficus-indica

Barbary Fig, Indian Fig Opuntia, Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear, Spineless Cactus, Prickly Pear

0.69

Polygonum equisetiforme

 

0.68

Opuntia streptacantha

 

0.67

Bougainvillea glabra

Paperflower, Lesser Bougainvillea, Paper Flower

0.65

Curcuma longa

Common Turmeric

0.64

Gomphrena globosa

Common Globe Amaranth, Globe Amaranth, Bachelor Button

0.61

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Shoeblackplant, Rose Mallow, Chinese Hibiscus, China Rose, Shoe Flower, Red Hibiscus

0.60

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

Livingstone Daisy

0.60

Reseda luteola

Weld, Dyer's Rocket, Dyer's Weed, Woold, Yellow Weed

0.57

Melampodium divaricatum

Boton De Oro, Butter Daisy

0.57

Aloysia triphylla

Lemon Verbena, Lemon Beebrush

0.55

Salvia patens

Sage

0.53

Achyranthes japonica

Japanese Chaff Flower

0.52

Beta vulgaris

Beet, Beet

0.50

Ehretia microphylla

Fukien Tea Tree, Philippine Tea Tree

0.49

Salvia syriaca

 

0.46

Sambucus canadensis

 

0.45

Iresine herbstii

Herbst's Bloodleaf, Chicken Gizzard

0.44

Frangula alnus

Glossy Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn

0.44

Crocus sativus

Saffron Crocus

0.44

Ajuga reptans

Common Bugle, Bugle, Blue Bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Carpet Bungleweed, Common Bugle

0.43

Lithospermum erythrorhizon

Lithospermum, Purple Gromwell, Red-Root Gromwell, Zicao), Murasaki'so

0.42

Callistephus chinensis

China Aster, Annual Aster

0.42

Guazuma tomentosa

 

0.40

Tasmannia lanceolata

 

0.40

Aralia cordata

Udo, Japanese Spikenard, Mountain Asparagus

0.39

Cotinus coggygria

European Smoketree, Eurasian Smoketree, Smoke Tree, Smoke Bush

0.37

Amaranthus tricolor

Joseph's-Coat, Tandaljo, Tandalja Bhaji, Callaloo, Joseph's Coat

0.37

Dahlia variabilis

 

0.36

Portulaca grandiflora

Rose Moss, Moss-Rose Purslane, Moss-Rose, Time Fuul, Time Flower, Nau Bajiya, 9 O'clock Flower, Hoa M??i Gi?, Ten O'clock Flower

0.35

Catharanthus roseus

Madagascar Periwinkle, Madagascar Rosy Periwinkle, Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, Old-Maid

0.35

Matthiola incana

Tenweeks Stock, Hoary Stock

0.35

Rubia cordifolia

Common Madder, Indian Madder, Manjistha, Majith, Tamaralli, Manditti

0.34

Sambucus nigra

American Black Elderberry, Black Elderberry, Blue Elderberry, European Black Elderberry

0.33

Quercus velutina

Black Oak, Eastern Black Oak

0.30

Delonix regia

Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant

0.28

Sorghum caudatum

 

0.27

Enteromorpha prolifera

 

0.27

Perilla frutescens

Beefsteakplant, Shiso

0.26

Daucus carota

Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace

0.26

Artocarpus odoratissimus

Marang, Johey Oak, Green Pedalai, Madang, Tarap, Terap, Timadang

0.26

Barringtonia racemosa

Powder-Puff Tree, Poeierkwasboom, Iboqo, Putat

0.25

Hygrocybe conica

 

0.24

Tagetes erecta

Aztec Marigold

0.24

Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Osmanthus, Fragrant Osmanthus, Sweet Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive

0.24

Lobelia erinus

Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia, Trailing Lobelia

0.23

Angelica archangelica

Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, Norwegian Angelica

0.22

Capsicum pubescens

Rocoto, Ruqutu, Locoto, Luqutu

0.21

Ipomoea batatas

Sweetpotato, Sweet Potato

0.21

Prosopis laevigata

Smooth Mesquite

0.21

Dracocephalum moldavica

Moldavian Dragonhead

0.21

Brassica oleracea

Broccoli, Chinese Kale, Cauliflower, Kale, Savoy

0.20

Carthamus tinctorius

Safflower, Kusumbha

0.19

Iris ensata

Japanese Iris

0.19

Phytolacca americana

American Pokeweed, Virginia Poke, American Nightshade, Cancer Jalap, Coakum, Garget, Inkberry, Pigeon Berry, Pocan, Pokeroot, Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Redweed, Scoke, Red Ink Plant, Chui Xu Shang Lu, Poke Sallet, Polk Salad

0.19

Scolymus hispanicus

Common Goldenthistle

0.18

Ochrosia elliptica

Elliptic Yellowwood, Kopsia

0.17

Momordica cochinchinensis

Balsampear, Gac, M¨bieguo, Red Melon, Baby Jackfruit, Spiny Bitter Gourd, Sweet Gourd, Cochinchin Gourd

0.16

Oxalis tuberosa

Oca, Uqa, New Zealand Yam

0.15

Salsola soda

Oppositeleaf Russian Thistle

0.15

Tibouchina semidecandra

Purple Glory Tree

0.15

Iberis amara

Annual Candytuft, Rocket Candytuft, Bitter Candytuft, Wild Candytuft

0.15

Solanum luteum

 

0.15

Tagetes patula

French Marigold

0.14

Ajuga pyramidalis

Pyramidal Bugle

0.14

Hyacinthus orientalis

Tassel Hyacinth

0.14

Alpinia zerumbet

Shellplant, Shell Ginger

0.14

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Cranberry

0.13

Nymphaea caerulea

Egyptian Lotus, Blue Lotus, Blue Egyptian Lotus, Blue Water Lily, Blue Egyptian Water Lily, Sacred Blue Lily, Sacred Narcotic Lily Of The Nile

0.13

Amaranthus spinosus

Spiny Amaranth, Prickly Amaranth, Thorny Amaranth

0.13

Echinochloa utilis

Japanese Barnyard Millet, Japanese Millet

0.12

Styphnolobium japonicum

Japanese Pagoda Tree

0.12

Silybum marianum

Blessed Milkthistle

0.12

Vaccinium uliginosum

Bog Blueberry

0.12

Platycladus orientalis

Oriental Arborvitae, Chinese Arborvitae, Biota, Oriental Thuja

0.11

Indigofera tinctoria

True Indigo

0.11

Curcuma zedoaria

Zedoary, White Turmeric, Kentjur

0.11

Lawsonia alba

Henna, Hina, Henna Tree, Mignonette Tree, Egyptian Privet

0.10

Dioscorea batatas

Chinese Yam, Cinnamon Vine

0.10

Phytolacca decandra

Poke Root

0.10

Synadenium grantii

 

0.10

 

 


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