Bixin oil

The vegetable oil is being considered for its potential as a pesticide. It is also used as oil based colourant

Jephra/Egg Gold

These are by-products of norbixin production that are gaining prominence in the animal feed industry for natural egg york pigmentation as well as a major ingredient in the feed formulation.

Bixin powder

The extract is an oil-soluble colourant mainly used for oil based products such as magarines, butter, processed cheese, fats etc

Processing
The processing of Bixin is similar to that of Norbixin except that the hydrolysis step is omitted. Bixin content is 25% maximum.

Annatto seed and Ground annatto powder

The seed is cleaned and packed whole or ground and packed for export. These are prepared under very high standard of hygiene. Pests and contaminations are controlled to ensure safe and natural products to our customers.

Uses
These are used as spices and an ingredient in many traditional South America sauces.

Norbixin powder

This is our flagship product providing water soluble colorants for products such cheese,ice creams,yoghurt, bakery products etc

The Bixa seeds are washed with water and dilute alkali solution to extract the color (Bixin). The Bixin extract is passed through a series of purification processes and then hydrolyzed. The hydrolyzed solution is then acidified with dilute mineral acid to precipitate the free Norbixin.

 
     
College of Biological and Physical Sciences School of Biological Sciences