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Title: Natural Food Dye Annatto and its potential in international market
Issue Date: Apr-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Annatto is a red or orange coloured food dye obtained from the seeds of Bixa orellana Linn. (Family Bixaceae). It is known as Achiote in Spanish and Urucum in Portuguese. It grows throughout South and Central America and Caribbean and is found in some parts of Mexico as well. In India the plants are cultivated to a small extent in Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Page(s): 72-75
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.2(2) [March-April 2003]

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