Commonly known a anchiote, Annato seed seed is a piquant red seed from the Annato tree. Central and South American Indians used the seeds to make a body paint, and as a lipstick. As a result, the Annato tree is commonly called the lipstick tree.
Primarily used in Latin and Caribbean cooking, annato seeds are also used to make achiote oil, which is often used in rice dishes and stews. To make achiote oil, cook annatto seeds in hot oil until their skin dissolves. Once the oil turns bright yellow, discard the seeds and use the oil for cooking. Annato seed makes a much cheaper substitute for saffron’s golden coloring; but it does not replicate saffron’s distinct flavor.
Annatto Seeds are available in 50 lb bulk bag, 25 lb bulk bag, 15 lb bag, 10 lb bag, 8 lb Jug, 24 oz, 10 oz, and 4 oz sizes.
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