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Two examples of natural dyes and ingredients that are also vitamins:

Riboflavin (lactoflavin, vitamin G) is a natural dye and vitamin B2.

Beta-carotene is an active ingredient from the group of carotenoids and a natural colouring and ingredient of many fruits and vegetables, such as spinach, almonds and carrots. It can be converted into vitamin A (Axerophtol, Retino) in the intestine.

Vitamins – Definition: Vitamins, so-called organic compounds, are not needed by the human body as energy sources, but for vital functions that cannot be sufficiently synthesized by the metabolism. Vitamins are taken up with food by the human body.

Natural dyes – Definition: The natural dyes are of vegetable or animal origin. Plant examples are: Chlorophyll, indigo, blue wood, saffron, curcuma, alizarin and madder. Animal examples are: Cochineal, purple and haemoglobin, the red blood pigment.