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By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

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  • A Pound of Powdered Cochineal
  • An Ounce of Burnt Alum
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Cochineal is an extremely harmless coloring matter, which is used extensively by the Creoles. It is made from the Cocus Cacti, an insect indigenous to Mexico, and which is found on several species of fig trees. The color is crimson and when diluted in water it has a deep reddish-brown color, and makes a beautiful coloring for Pralines and other preparations which demand it. It is sold by