is the coloring agent in the pigment called Carmine, also known as Crimson Lake, Cochineal, Natural Red 4, C.I. 75470, or E120. The pigment is produced by boiling certain types of scale insects. It is used in the manufacture of food, juice, candy, cosmetics, paints, and artificial flowers.

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