Annatto is a natural colorant derived from the seeds of a tropical bush named Bixa orellana . The annatto bush is native of Central and South America where its seeds are used as a food colorant in traditional recipes.
The current preference for naturally derived pigments has made the food industry to seek for natural sources of food colorants. The annatto performance and endless applications have made this colorant one of the best choices available.
Annatto seeds are processed to obtain orange-yellow pigments named bixin and norbixin (carotenoids), commonly used to color different products such as dairy foods, cereals, snacks, processed cheese, breadings, margarine, etc.
Due to the great array of hues that can be produced with TECO Annatto extracts, you can provide a fresh, natural and attractive appearance to your products.