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What is the difference between food dyes and lakes?

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There are two types of approved color additives: dyes and lakes. Dyes are water-soluble and usually come in the form of powders, granules, or liquids. Lakes are not water-soluble, and are found in products containing fats and oils.

From: Food Dye and ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA: “Food Ingredients and Colors.”

National Institutes of Health: “Hyperactivity and Sugar.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “ADHD: What Parents Should Know.”

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 1, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA: “Food Ingredients and Colors.”

National Institutes of Health: “Hyperactivity and Sugar.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “ADHD: What Parents Should Know.”

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 1, 2018

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