Certified-Organic Annatto Colorant

October 1, 2010

D.D. Williamson’s annatto colorant has been declared USDA certified organic.

D.D. Williamson’s annatto colorant has been declared USDA certified organic. Annatto, a carotenoid, is extracted from the outer coating surrounding the seeds of Bixa orellana trees. The company says that it is North America’s only supplier of certified-organic annatto extract for coloring. Applications include organic cheddar cheese, popcorn, and spreads, as well as baked goods, salad dressings, snacks, frostings, and confections. D.D. Williamson (Louisville, KY), 800/227-2635, www.ddwilliamson.com.