The following list provides suggestions on additional
reading on natural dyestuffs and food colourants. Some of the items have
been cited earlier in individual product reviews and are repeated here
since they furnish a wider and valuable perspective on a range of topics.
Other texts in the list below cover minor, non-commercial plant sources.
BRUNELLO, F. (1973). The Art of Dyeing in the History of Mankind. Vicenza, Italy: Neri Pozza Editore.
COUNSELL, J.N. (ed.) (1981). Natural Colours for Food and Other Uses. Barking, UK: Applied Science Publishers.
CRAWFORD, M. (1993). Dye Plants. Totnes, UK: Agroforestry Research Trust.
DWIVEDI, A.P. (1993). Forests - the Non-Wood Resources. Dehra Dun, India: International Book Distributors.
HENDRY, G.A.F. and HOUGHTON, J.D., editors (1992). Natural Food Colourants. Glasgow, UK: Blackie.
HENRY, B.S. (1979). The potential of plant material as a source of food colour. Tropical Science, 21(3), 207-216.
HERNANDEZ BERMEJO, J.E. and LEON, J., editors (1994). Neglected Crops: 1492 from a Different Perspective. FAO, Rome: FAO Plant Production and Protection Series no. 26.
KLEIN, J.D. (1987). Historical tropical dye plants. Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin, April, 24-27.
KNEWSTUBB, C.J. (1989). Technical aspects of some natural plant extracts and their use in the colouration of foods and beverages. Proceedings of Food Ingredients Europe Conference, 1989. Maarssen, the Netherlands: Expoconsult Publishers.
KROCHMAL, A. and KROCHMAL, C. (1974). The Complete Illustrated Book of Dyes from Natural Sources. New York: Doubleday.
LEMMENS, R.H.M.J. and WULIJARNI-SOETJIPTO, editors (1991). Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 3: Dye and Tannin-Producing Plants. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Pudoc/Prosea.
MARMION, D.M. (1984). Handbook of US Colourants for Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
MCLAREN, K. (1983). The Colour Science of Dyes and Pigments. Bristol, UK: Adam Hilger Ltd.
REHM, S. and ESPIG, G. (1991). The Cultivated Plants of the Tropics and Sub-Tropics. Holland: Verlag Josef Magraf.
TEWARI, D.N. (1994). Tropical Forest Produce. Dehra Dun, India: International Book Distributors; Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education.