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Annatto is natural food colorants. It has been used for centuries, particularly in margarine, butter, cheese and other dairy products. Because the milk colour varies from season to season, colorants normally are added to standardise the colour of the cheese throughout the year. It is the widely used name for the colourant derived from the seeds of the annatto tree, Bixa Orellana, which grows in most tropical countries. The seeds are coated with a thin layer of a type of bright red resin. A watery alkaline solution in which the key ingredient is the pigment norbixine, formed by bixine, is used to extract this substance. The extract is purified and standardised. In addition to pigment, it also contains calcium hydroxide. It is a natural carotenoid and approved for foodstuffs with an E number E160b.The amount of annatto that can be added to the cheese milk depends on factors such as type of cheese, size of cheese (small cheeses need more), season (more is required in winter) and special consumer wishes or demands.
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Sales markets Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Middle East; Asia; Australia; North America; Africa; Central/South America
Origin Jamaica
Selling Points Bone & Joint Health; Cardiovascular Health; Children's Health F&B; Cognitive & Mental Function; Halal Ingredients; Immune Health; Kosher Ingredients; Natural Ingredients; Salt, Fat, Sugar Reduction
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