Urucum, a alternativa natural aos corantes artificiais
O corante Achiote é um composto natural obtido das sementes de uma árvore tropical chamada Bixa orellana. Essa árvore cresce principalmente na América Latina e é conhecida por seu fruto, o achiote, que contém as sementes usadas para extrair o corante.
No setor alimentício, o urucum é um corante versátil usado para colorir uma ampla variedade de produtos. O principal composto ativo do urucum é a bixina, um carotenoide responsável por sua cor amarelo-alaranjada característica.
In the meat industry, annatto is often used to give processed meats, such as frankfurters and sausages, a more appealing color. It can also be used to help preserve the color of fresh meat by preventing it from turning gray during storage.
Can be used as a natural food coloring in a variety of seasoning blends and other food products. It is typically added in the form of a powder which can be easily incorporated into seasonings and other formulations
It is used as a natural food coloring in confectionary products such as candies, frostings, and icings. It can be used to give a yellow or orange color to these products, and it is often preferred over artificial food colorings because it is a natural ingredient.
It is often used as a natural food coloring in dairy products such as cheese, butter, and yogurt. When using annatto as a colorant in dairy products, it is typically added in the form of a powder or liquid, which can be easily mixed into the recipe
It is widely used as a colorant in the bakery industry in products such as bread, cakes and pastries. It can be added in the form of powder or liquid.