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The high level of fiber found in Bixa Orellana, as well as the edible leaves of the achiote plant, means that it can be very good for human digestion by promoting the smooth passage of food through the bowels and the efficient uptake of nutrients.
Bixa Orellana contains amino acids, calcium, iron and phosphorus, as well as vitamins B-2 and B-3. Bixa Orellana also contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are both potent antioxidants that help to prevent free-radical induced damage to your cells and DNA. In addition, Bixa Orellana contains the phytochemicals cyanidin, ellagic acid, salicylic acid, saponins and tannins. Phytochemicals are compounds found naturally in plants that help to prevent and treat disease in humans.