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ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
ANNATTO SEED WHOLE
ANNATTO SEED WHOLE

ANNATTO SEED WHOLE

Regular price $11.99 $0.00

ANNATTO SEED WHOLE

Regular price $11.99 $0.00
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ANNATTO SEED WHOLE

Category: Seeds/Spices
Description:

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.

Application:

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.

To make annatto oil simply combine a ratio of 1 teaspoon of annatto to 1 tablespoon of your choice of oil ( olive or vegetable oils work best) in a saucepan on medium heat. Allow the annatto oil to heat up for a few moments then turn off the heat and let sit for a few more minutes prior to straining. After straining, store the annatto oil in an airtight container and refrigerate it if not using immediately. Use the finished oil in rice, soup, pasta or any other application of oil. Alternatively, the seeds could be ground or made into a paste.

* PRODUCT IS FILLED BY WEIGHT.

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