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Industrial applications of Plant extraction – Dyes

Dye is the thing that adds color to the life

Even an aged man with his silver hair runs for a black dye to make him look younger. The dresses worn by the people want color to make them look bright and beautiful. The role in adding such colors to the lives are played by plant extraction from some plants called as dyes. Those are called natural dies.

One very common natural plant extraction or a dye is the Henna coloring

locally called in India as Mehendi. There can be marriages without grooms, but not without Henna. Henna coloring has become such an important part of any function starting from marriage to any festivals. The leaves of the Henna tree and ground and made into a paste, which is then applied over the legs and hands of the brides as a form a decoration. The usage of henna has crossed over from its regional origins to the international arena that most foreign men and women also show keen interest in utilizing this plant extraction to beautify them.

Besides the usage of dye extracts from the plants used in decoration industry, the plant dyes are also used in culinary dishes as well

Yes. The dye plant extraction from the flowers of the Asian pigeon wings, botanically called as Clitoriaternatea is used in some Asian cuisine. The plant is native to Malaysia and Indonesia and those people have made use of these plants bright violet color to add colors to their foods. An aqueous extract of flowers of these plants are used to color the rice, giving the rice a dark blue color appearance. It is common in Nyonya cooking, which is a food variety from the early descendants from China who settles in some of the South East Asian countries. Not only does this plant extraction add color and flavor to the dish, it is one of the trade mark food color in their regional cuisine.

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