ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
Annatto or Achiote seeds come from the fruit of the Bixa orellana tree, also known as the “lipstick tree.” It gained this nickname due to annatto seeds primarily being used as a coloring agent. Indigenous peoples of South and Central America, such as the Mayans and Aztecs, used annatto not only to color their food but also to dye textiles and paint their bodies.
When used in small quantities as a coloring annatto does not impart much flavor, however in large quantities it has an earthy and peppery flavor. It is commonly used in Central American, South American, and South Asian dishes as well as to color mass produced products such as cheeses.
The easiest way to use whole annatto seeds is to make an infused oil. The infused annatto oil can be used to bring color to dishes such as rice, soups, or used on its own as a finishing oil.
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