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Is bixina vegan?

Bixina is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is bixina?

Bixina is a natural food colorant derived from the seeds of the annatto tree. It has a vibrant reddish-orange hue and is commonly used in many Latin American and Caribbean cuisines as well as in processed foods such as cheese, butter, and snacks. Bixina is known for its excellent light and heat stability, making it an ideal option for products that undergo high-temperature processing. Besides its culinary applications, bixina is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This versatile ingredient has gained popularity in recent years as consumers seek out natural alternatives to synthetic food dyes.

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