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Product Code: VRINFCW0010002  
Botanical Name Bixa orellana L
Common Name Urucum, colorau, achiote or bija, Bixa, atsuete, bixin, butter colour or rocou.
Country of Origin Brazil
Solubility soluble in oil & water
Specific Gravity 2.8 to 3.0
Optical Rotation -20°C
Refrective Index 1.457°C to 1.480°C
PlantPart Seed
Bland With Turmeric or paprika oleoresin.
CAS No Not Applicable
Flash Point > 200.00 °F
Extraction Method Extraction


Annatto is extracted from orange coloured, outer coat that surrounds seeds of shrub Bixa orellana. A native to India, South America, East Africa, Caribbean and Philippines, the colourings in the extract range from yellow to orange hue and are due to presence of bixin and norbixin compounds. These seeds have coating of an oily paste that contains bixin, which is extracted using aqueous alkaline solution & vegetable oil solvent.


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 & Aroma

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.


A good food colorant, Annatto extract is extensively used in Soy Drinks, Milk Drinks, Spirits & other beverages. Other than this, it is also used for colouring cheese, dairy produce as well as baked goods. Further, it is also used as a dye fabric as it has high water solubility and has better stability in alkaline mediums.

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