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Warning: The leaves and unripe fruits are said to irritate the skin and mucosa. Adverse reactions associated with annatto dye are possible and include urticaria and angiooedema. A patient developed urticaria, angiooedema and hypotension within 20 days following the ingestion of fibers containing annatto. The non-dialyzable fraction of annatto dye on SDS-PAGE demonstrated 2 proteins staining bands in the 50 KDa range.

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