Blue Food Coloring Could Be Better For You Than You Ever ImaginedEsther Inglis-Arkell4/23/15 4:20pm5714EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkCoomassie Brilliant Blue, or Brilliant Blue G, is a dye first manufactured in 1913 as a way of staining cloth. Over time, and with testing, it made the jump to food. Is it bad for you? No. In fact, it’s so good that doctors may one day use it to treat spinal cord injuries.