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Plant extract (ref C21)
Scientific name: Caesalpinia spinosa (Molina) Kuntze
French name: Tara
English name: Tara
Botanical origin: Central America
Crop production: Central America
Part of plant used: pod
N° CAS: [1401-55-4]
N° EINECS/ EC: 215-753-2
INCI: Caesalpinia spinosa fruit pod extract
- Analysis report
- Technical specifications
- Material Safety Data Sheet
- Raw material information data sheet
Tara is a coloring substance that was already known by pre-Columbian civilizations. The first Spanish missionaries quote the black ink named nacazcolotl. Tara pods have been used extensively for leather tanning and black ink manufacturing. It was a species widely exported to Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The pods are very rich in hydrolysable tannins (gallic and ellagic).
Crop production – Manufacturing
The pods are cropped in Central America, dried and crushed.