|Botanical Name||Bixa orellana L|
|Common Name||Urucum, colorau, achiote or bija, Bixa, atsuete, bixin, butter colour or rocou.|
|Country of Origin||South America|
|Solubility||soluble in oil & water|
|Specific Gravity||2.7 to 3.0|
|Refrective Index||1.457°C to 1.480°C|
|Bland With||Turmeric or paprika oleoresin.|
|CAS No||Not Applicable|
|Flash Point||> 200.00 °F|
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.
Annatto is the seed or extract from the achiote tree, which is indigenous to Latin and South America. Annatto is used heavily in Central and South America as a dye, medicine, and as an ingredient in many foods. Annatto is a naturally intense dye which can range in color from bright yellow to deep orange. Many commercially made food products utilize annatto for its potent color.
Color : bright yellow to orange red,
Aroma : Characteristic odor
Annatto vegetable oil, propylene glycol, mono-& glycerides, potassium hydroxide, Bixin (Fat soluble part -70-80% ), norbixin (water soluble part), Propyline Glycol.
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.