Crocin is a chemical compound of carotenoids found in Crocus Sativus flowers and Gardenia Jasminoides. Crocin is a chemical compound that is principally responsible for the color of saffron.
Chemically, Crocin Diester consists of Disaccharide gentiobiose and Dicarboxylic Acid Crocetin. When it is pure as a pure chemical, it has a deep purple color and forms crystals with a melting point of 186 degrees Celsius. When dissolved in water, an orange solution is formed.