Annatto Seed - Achiote

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What is Annatto Seed - Achiote?

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).

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What is the Origin of Annatto Seed?

Anise Seed is indigenous to the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America.

Cuisines and Foods Flavored by Annatto Seed - Achiote:

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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