Annatto Acid Proof (EEC No. E-160 b)

 

Ingredients :

Nor – Bixin, Emulsifier,  Potassium Hydroxide.
Stability :Heat : Very GoodPH (Colour Range) : Yellowish OrangeLight : Good.

Product Code : PEAASP – 113

Concentration : 2% Nor – Bixin

 Applications : Soft Drinks, Cakes   Beverages , Squashes & Other Low PH Drinks.

 

Description : Annatto is extracted from the orange coloured outer coat surrounding the seeds of the shrub Bixa orellana. 

The achiote tree is a tropical shrub or small tree that grows in Central and South America with the scientific name Bixa orellanaThe flowers of this tropical tree are white or bright pink, but the fruit is actually the most desirable part of the plant, made up of spiky brown and red pods that grow in clusters. When those pods dry and crack open, they expose seeds of a red color, from which red pigment can be extracted. This is why the achiote tree is often called the lipstick tree. However, that food coloring and condiment that is extracted from the seeds of the achiote fruit is called annatto, and has a wide array of uses throughout history. Its strong pigmentation makes it a natural food dye, and it has plenty of applications in cosmetics, but more importantly, it has numerous medicinal and herbal benefits that are only now being full understood.

In Caribbean and Central American cultures, annatto has been used for thousands of years to cure everything from mild to potentially life-threatening diseases, making it an ancient “super food” to a certain degree. However, it has only been in recent generations that thechemical composition of annatto has been fully understood, and the high concentration of tocotrienols, which are similar in effects and structure as vitamin E, makes this plant substance so powerful. Now, let’s take a closer look into the impressive health benefits of annatto.

Health Benefits : 

  • Eye Health
  • Antioxidant Capacity
  • Healthy Digestion
  • Strengthen Bones
  • Prevent Birth Defects
  • Promote Wound Healing
  • Stomach Issues
  • Possible Anti-Cancer Role
  • Gonorrhea Solution
  • A Final Word of Warning