Pronunciation: [AL-kuh-neht]

A member of the borage family, the alkanet plant has roots that yield a red dye, which is used to color various food products such as margarine.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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