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bix·in

(bik'sin),
A monomethyl ester of a 24-carbon branched unsaturated dicarboxylic acid; a carotenoid (a carotene-dioic acid); the orange-red coloring matter from seeds of Bixa orellana; the ethyl ester is used as a food and drug colorant.
See also: annotto.
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FIGURE 34 DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL BIXIN AND NORBIXIN CONSUMPTION, 1988-2007 (TONS CRYSTALLINE EQUIVALENTS)
TABLE 128 BIXIN AND NORBIXIN CONSUMPTION BY REGION, 2004 AND 2007 (TONS CRYSTALLINE)
FIGURE 35 CONSUMPTION OF BIXIN AND NORBIXIN BY REGION, 2007 (%)