E160b — пищевая добавка, краситель, экстракт аннато, биксин, annatto, bixin, norbixin (Е160b)

Red colour; derived from a tree (Bixa orellana); Water soluble annatto contains bixin, a carotenoid and the main colourant which may be interconverted by hydrolysis to norbixin. Water soluble annatto contains sodium or potassium salts of norbixin as the major colourant. Annatto, bixin and norbixin can be used in a great variety of foods due to being either oil or water soluble. Typical products include soft drinks, fruit fillings, cheese, spreads and sauces, oil, cakes, butter and margarine, pastry, crisps, ice cream and lollies, smoked fish. Used as a body paint, fabric dye, antibacterial, antioxidant, digestive aid and expectorant; used to dye cheese, cereals, snack foods, soaps, textiles and varnishes; known to cause urticaria (nettle rash) and flare-ups of angioneurotic oedema. It is implicated in asthma (containing salicylic acid) and hyperactivity. The HACSG* recommends to avoid it.



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