White-coloured foods are abundant in nature and from diverse sources. The original food, milk, is of course white along with vegetables including mushrooms and onion, fruits such as coconut, grains like rice and many fish meats including cod. There are multiple refined foods which are white such as bread, cheeses and sugar, and humans are naturally attracted to foods which are white.
White as a colour must be added to many food manufacturing applications including confectionery (marshmallows), fillings, pan-coated sweets, icings, fondants, sauces and dressings.
The source of natural white colour for food and beverage manufacturing is known as titanium dioxide, which is naturally occurring. It is highly heat, light and acid stable. It is also suitable for chewing gum and pharma and cosmetic applications.