DESCRIPTION Anatto Extract 1% Bixin comes in a yellow orange shade. A natural food colorant obtained from seeds of Bixa Orella , the concentration of color is expressed as percentage of carotenoids, bixin & norbixin compounds. Further, pH, emulsifiers & overall solubility also affect the hue. It finds application as a color additive in oils, butter, margarines, fat based systems, processed cheese and others.
COMMON NAMES Urucum, colorau, achiote or bija, Bixa, atsuete, bixin, butter colour or rocou.
USES Used as a commercial food colouring and dye agent, it is used as color additive in butter, oils, margarines, fat based systems & others. Further, it is also used for other dairy produce as well as baked goods. It is also used as dye fabric as well as to color food products like margarine and cheese.