Annatto Seed is sometimes called Achiote which is a product (annatto oil) made from annatto seeds by steeping them in heated oil. Both are primarily used for coloring (e.g., rice, cheese like Muenster).
Anise Seed is indigenous to the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America.
Caribbean cuisines use annatto seeds to make some of their national dishes (annatto oil, ackee and salt cod)
Annatto Seed is a good flavoring spice for beef, chicken, chili, curries, egg dishes, fish, lamb, plantains, pork, pumpkin, rice, seafood, soups, stews, sweet potatoes, tomatoes
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