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Is Cochineal (Red Dye From Insects) Permissible To Consume?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to eat insects or food that uses dye made out of insects e.g. cochineal? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam May Allah increase you in knowledge. The majority of scholars including the Hanafi, Shafi’i and Hanbali jurists, considers the consumption of insects as impermissible. Yes, the […]

Eating Foods With Dye Made From Insects in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is it permissible to consume food that contains carmine (e120) in the Malaki madhab? Carmine is a crimson pigment derived from the pulverized bodies of cochineal insects. It is used for coloring. Answer: Eating insects according to the Maliki school is permissible but that is with a […]