Fruit of the annatto tree (Bixa orellana)

Fruit of the annatto tree (Bixa orellana)

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Caption: Annatto fruit. Hairy red annatto (Bixa orellana) fruit on the tree. The fruit is harvested for the seeds which yield an orange-yellow dye. It is used for colouring foods such as cheeses and margarines, and also fabrics, wools, soaps and cosmetics. Annatto is a tropical shrub or small tree which grows in forests in South and Central America.

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Keywords: annatto, bixa orellana, botany, fruit, nature, part, parts, plant, plants, reproduction, reproductive, structure, tree, type

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