FAQ

WHAT IS ELECTRIC SKY?

Electric Sky is a sustainably produced natural blue food dye and pigment derived from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina) that replaces petroleum-based FD&C blue #1 food dye


WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? 

Well, it’s complete protein benefits, water-solubility, non-toxicity, naturally-derived protein content, biodegradability, and high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer therapeutic qualities. In addition, Electric SkyTM has a broad absorption in the visible light spectrum, enormous extinction coefficient, high fluorescence quantum efficiency, large Stokes shift, rapid and efficient energy transfer, and very little fluorescence quenching between multiple chromophores. Here is a complete list of benefits, however we know it doesn’t stop there - we are continuing to rigorously study and new research applications.

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HOW DO I USE IT?

Glad you asked! You can learn all about different product applications here and by going to our Recipe page. If you have a new use case, send us an email so we can help you product test.


I’M A SCIENTIST, WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? 

The deep blue-hue color of Electric SkyTM is based on both its low-level protein-chromophore structure and high-level phycobilisome complex structure. Under long-term exposure of an aqueous solution to conditions of high temperature (i.e. > 47C), low pH (i.e. < 3), high UV irradiation exposure (i.e. > 4 days), high alcohol (i.e. > 15% v/v) levels, low ionic phosphate buffer strength (i.e. < 50mM), as well as trace metal ions, and oxidants like oxygen and ascorbic acid, these structures will typically degrade and transition from deep blue to benign beige. 

Technical Specifications documentation

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IS ELECTRIC SKY SAFE?

The U.S. FDA deemed Spirulina to be Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) in 2011 and added the Spirulina extract to its list of color additives exempt from certification for candy and gum applications in 2013.


This document outlines specifics

  • If mixed in a water based beverage, approximately 1 g (because it is water soluble, dissolve into water prior for best use) 

  • If mixed into something flour-based or icing, it may take a lot more weighed quantity and mixing to achieve the proper color to be achieved