E160(b) - Annatto (Arnatto, Annato), bixin, norbixin


Group: Colors

Description:
red color; derived from a tree (Bixa orellana); used as a body paint, fabric dye, digestive aid and expectorant; used to dye cheese, butter, margarine, cereals, snack foods, soaps, textiles and varnishes; known to cause urticaria (nettle rash), the HACSG recommends to avoid it

Animal origin: Yes

Warning:
Known to cause urticaria (nettle rash), the HACSG recommends to avoid it



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