|:||Bixa orellana L|
Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||bright yellow to orange red|
|:||soluble in oil & water|
|:||2.712 - 3.045 @ 20°C|
|:||1.457 - 1.480 @ 20°C|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:Anatto Extract of Kaser Mango Shade is a yellow colored natural food colorant that is obtained from seeds of the Bixa Orella tree. The pigments producing the yellow to orange colors are carotenoids, bixin and norbixin, where the concentration of colors is expressed as percentage of these compounds where content varies with extraction method used. These seeds have coating of oily paste that contain bixin that has high water and oil solubility and is stable in Alkaline mediums.
CONSTITUENTS:Annatto vegetable oil, propylene glycol, mono-& glycerides, potassium hydroxide, Bixin (Fat soluble part -70-80% ), norbixin (water soluble part), Propyline Glycol.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:Characteristic odor.
BLENDS WITH:Turmeric or paprika oleoresin.
COMMON NAMES:Urucum, colorau, achiote or bija, Bixa, atsuete, bixin, butter colour or rocou.
USES:It is used in breakfast cereal, batters/breading, meat analogues, sausage casing, fats/oils and dry mixes. Other than this, it is also used in margarine, butter, rice, smoked fish & custard powder. It is also used as a commercial food colouring & dye agent. Further, it is also used for colouring & flavouring applications especially in Latin American cuisine.