Bixa orellana
Uses: Culinary/Industrial Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+)
When to Sow: Anytime Ease of Germination: Moderate
The seed of this Brazilian native shrub is one of the most popular sources of yellow dye worldwide, with a history of use in textile, paint and cosmetic industries. Was the original Amerindian warpaint. In fact, with the increasing safety concern and banning of synthetic dyes in food products, the industry has looked to the annatto seed as an alternative, now comprising about 70% of all natural colouring agents consumed worldwide! Dye is used in butter, margarine, cheese and many other food products.
S1128 Seeds $4.75/pkt
S1128 Bulk Seeds $52.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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