Monascus Red is one of the popular food additives and ingredients in most countries, As a professional Monascus Red supplier and manufacturer, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying and exporting Monascus Red from China for almost 15 years, please be assured to buy Monascus Red at Foodchem. Any inquiries and problems please feel free to send emails to us via, we will reply you within 1 working day.

Monascus Red

  • Type
  • Qty in 20' FCL 10MT
  • Min. Order 500KG
  • Packaging 25kg/bag
Monascus Red


Monascus Red is a pure natural comestible red pigment which made from raw material excellent rice and good Monascus strains, by fermenting, lixiviating and sponging drying through integrated traditional technology and modern biotechnology.

It iswidely used in food industry like candy, cooked meat, preserved beancurd, ice cream, cookies, béchamel, etc.

CulinaryRed yeast rice is used to colour a wide variety of food products, including pickled tofu, red rice vinegar, char siu, Peking Duck, and Chinese pastries that require red food colouring. It is also traditionally used in the production of several types of Chinese wine, Japanese sake (akaisake), and Korean rice wine (hongju), imparting a reddish colour to these wines. Although used mainly for its colour in cuisine, red yeast rice imparts a subtle but pleasant taste to food and is commonly used in the cuisine of Fujian regions of China.

Traditional Chinese medicineIn addition to its culinary use, red yeast rice is also used in traditional Chinese herbology and traditional Chinese medicine. Its use has been documented as far back as the Tang Dynasty in China in 800 AD. It is taken internally to invigorate the body, aid in digestion, and revitalize the blood. A more complete description is in the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia, Ben Cao Gang Mu-Dan Shi Bu Yi, from the Ming Dynasty (1378–1644).


Appearance Murrey Powder
Light Absorbt 10 E 1%1CM   (495±10nm) >= % 100
PH =< 3.5
Loss on Drying =< % 6.0
Ash Content =< % 7.4
Acid Soluble Substance  =< % 0.5
Lead (As Pb) =<mg/kg 10
Arsenic  =< mg/kg 5
Mercury  =< ppmMERCURY 1
Zinc  =< ppm 50
Cadimum  =< ppm 1
Coliform Bacteria  =< mpn/100g 30
Pathogenic bacteria Not Allowed



1, What kinds of certificates can you offer?

Foodchem is an ISO2008 9001 certified company, as for Monascus Red, we can offer HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates, ect.

2, Is Foodchem a manufacturer or just a trading company?

Foodchem is both manufacturer and trading company, we are Monascus Red distributor, at the same time, we are manufacturer of other products.

3, What is the Min Order Quantity of Monascus Red?

Different products have different MOQ, for Monascus Red, the MOQ is 500kg.

4, What is the price of Monascus Red?

Foodchem is a famous supplier and manufacturer of Monascus Red in China, and has been corporate with many Monascus Red suppliers for several years, we can provide you with cost-effective Monascus Red.

5, How long shall we wait for your reply?

We can guarantee to reply your inquiries of Monascus Red in less than 24 hours in working days.

6, What kinds of transportation types can you provide?

Our main transportation methods include air transportation, land transportation and water transportation.

7, What kinds of payment terms can you accept?

The most commonly used payment terms are T/T, L/C, D/P, D/A, etc.

8, How long will I receive my good?

Foodchem has its own EDC warehouse in Shanghai, when your purchase order has been confirmed, inventory products will deliver within 1 week, other products delivery in 2 weeks.

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