Red urucum extract, used as a dye and in cooking as food coloring, was introduced to the Portuguese by the Indians. The Indians influenced the Portuguese language, as well as Brazilian music, dance and cuisine.Extrato vermelho de urucum, usado especialmente como tinta e como corante de comida, foi introduzido aos portugueses pelos índios. Os índios tiveram influência na língua portuguesa, assim como na música brasileira, na dança e na culinária.
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