- Dr Pagliaro has delivered to day a letter to Dr Deepti
-- lead scientist and senior manager at an important company
producing natural colors, flavors and antioxidants for food among other
naturally sourced ingredients -- who is applying for a Green Card in a
certain category in the United States.
Dr Dabas is a leading researcher
in natural food colorants. She has made particularly noteworthy
accomplishments with respect to natural sources for food and beverage
colorants. Dr. Dabas’ article ‘Red
Natural Colors for high pH applications
’ in Adv Food Technology
Nutr Sci Open J 1, 10 (2014) is particularly influential in this field.
Therein she demonstrated the superior stability of beet-based pigments.
She Dabas received her M. Sci. in Food Science and Technology from the Haryana Agricultural University
India, in 2001 and her PhD in Food Science from Pennsylvania State University
2011 with a thesis reporting a new natural
color from avocado seeds.
Her doctorate work was highlighted
by the specialized press. In 2012
she joined Kalsec where her work has resulted in increased stability of
lycopene pigments as well as demonstrating their use in various
applications. Since 2015 she supervising a team of scientists leading
multiple colors projects.
In the food industry the demand of natural colors replacing synthetic
colorants is significant and rapidly increasing, even though the stability
of naturals is generally
lower than that of synthetics. Finding new technologies for extracting,
increasing the stability and demonstrating their effectiveness
applications is therefore of extreme importance to the food and