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(spice Bixa orellana)


Annato Other names:
Achiote, Bixa, Lipstick tree, Orleanstrauch, Rocou, Urucu,

Pulp surrounding the seeds.
Color: red
Remarks: store dry (not in the refrigerator).

South America.

Used as a coloring agent for rice, achieving a golden yellow to golden brown color.
It is also used to color and flavor vegetables, beans, chicken, fish and meat.


Achiote (Annato oil)

Mix ½ cup of annatto seed with 1 cup vegetable oil.
Let this simmer for about 10 minutes over very low heat.
Strain to take the seeds out; keep the oil in the fridge.
This oil can be used to color and add a pungent flavor to rice.
Can also be used for frying chicken and fish as well to braise beef for enchiladas.

Annato also has medicinal applications.

Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Annato seeds 0.5 lb US$
Annato seeds 1 lb US$

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