Accessibility / Report Error

Teor de bixina em quatro variedades de Bixa orellana L. cultivadas na Paraíba

In this work it was verified the content of oils, solids and bixin in seeds of four varieties of Bixa orellana L. cultivated in Paraíba: "Casca verde", "Casca vermelha", Bico de calango" and "Grão preto". The best results were obtained with the types "Casca verde" and "Casca vermelha" that presented an yield in pure, crystalline bixina, of 1,3 and 1,1%, respectively.

Bixa orellana; Bixaceae; annatto; oil; bixin


Sociedade Brasileira de Farmacognosia Universidade Federal do Paraná, Laboratório de Farmacognosia, Rua Pref. Lothario Meissner, 632 - Jd. Botânico, 80210-170, Curitiba, PR, Brasil, Tel/FAX (41) 3360-4062 - Curitiba - PR - Brazil
E-mail: revista@sbfgnosia.org.br