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Organic Annatto Seeds (Achiote)

Add a touch of color and flavor to your dishes with Organic Annatto Seeds. Common in Latin American cuisine for stews, soups, and rice.


2 oz
$ 6.86
4 oz
$ 13.74

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Organic Annatto Seeds offer a vibrant orange color and a slightly nutty, peppery flavor. Achiote seeds are commonly used in Latin American cuisine to add color and flavor to stews, soups, and rice dishes.

The Annatto seed is a South American spice that has a slightly peppery aroma with a hint of nutmeg. Annatto is often used to color other foods as it is very richly hued itself. Annatto lends a lively reddish orange hue to that which it is combined with and is often used to color cheeses butters and ice creams. Annatto has peppery lightly sweet flavor.

More Info about this Spice
Botanical Name

Bixa orellana


Central and South America. Annatto seeds were used by Mesoamerican cultures for food coloring and body paint.

Flavor Profile

Nutty, earthy, with a slightly peppery flavor. The seeds themselves are not typically eaten and are used for infusing oil.

Culinary Uses

* Latin American: Achiote paste (used for coloring and flavoring stews, rice dishes)

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