Annatto extract is a natural carotenoid colour extracted from the coatings of seeds from the tropical achiote shrub and can be used in either oil-soluble (bixin) or water-soluble (norbixin) forms. It ranges from yellow to orange to red-orange in hue depending on the application and dosage rate. This natural colour is a staple in the food and beverage industry, especially dairy, because it provides stable, economical orange shades. Certified Organic liquid and powder annatto is available.
Our annatto is available in a wide variety of forms and strengths, making it applicable for use in almost any application, and our strong global contracts with farmers ensure a stable transparent supply chain.
Paprika extract is a vibrant orange to red-orange carotenoid colour derived from peppers that are grown specifically for their high-colour, low-heat properties in North America, Spain, and India. It can be used in its natural oil-soluble form for fat based applications. Or try our emSeal® Paprika, a natural colour emulsion that can be used for convenient and easy incorporation into a wider variety of both oil and water-based food and beverages. It is most commonly used in applications such as seasoning blends, savoury snacks, soups and sauces, and processed meats.