Annatto E160b is a natural dye that achieves a yellow/orange shade. It is obtained from the seeds of the tropical tree Achiote with a scientific name (Bixa Orellana) and its use as a pigment dates back to pre-Columbian times.
At present, Annatto E160b is one of the most demanded natural colors in the world and has a very good performance in protein applications and great dyeing power. The chemical components of Annatto are the carotenoids bixin and its derivative norbixin. These components are in charge of achieving the staining.
These are some of the applications of Annatto E160b:
- Ice cream
At IMBAREX we offer the following variants of Natural Colorant E160b:
Bixin Powder: Orange-brown powder. Provides a Yellow/Orange shade. Dispersible in oil.
Annatto OS: Dark Orange viscous liquid. Provides a Yellow/Orange shade. Dispersible in oil.
Norbixin powder: Dark brown powder. Provides a Yellow/Orange shade. Soluble in alkali.
Water-soluble Norbixin: Atomized brown powder. Provides a Yellow/Orange shade. Soluble in water.
Liquid Norbixin: Dark orange liquid. Provides a Yellow/Orange shade. Soluble in water.
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