Secondary Metabolite Profile, Antioxidant Capacity, and Mosquito Repellent Activity of Bixa orellana from Brazilian Amazon Region

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Annamaria Giorgi; Pietro De Marinis; Giuseppe Granelli; Luca Maria Chiesa; Sara Panseri;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Journal of Chemistry (issn: 2090-9063, eissn: 2090-9071)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2013/409826
  • Subject: Chemistry | Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria | Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale e Applicata | QD1-999 | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

The Brazilian flora was widely used as source of food and natural remedies to treat various diseases. Bixa orellana L. (Bixaceae), also known as annatto, urucù, or achiote, is a symbol for the Amazonian tribes that traditionally use its seeds as coloured ink to paint th... View more
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