All About Achiote | Know Your Spice Annatto (Achwete)

Achwete | achiote | annatto

Achwete – Read all about Achwete in this section. Find and try some popular recipes too. I will be very happy and look forward to receiving your comments on these.

What is Achwete? Achwete is the Tagalog name for Bixa orellana or Annatto. It is also called Achuete & Atsuete in the same language. Achwete is a shrub native to a region between northern South America and Mexico. Achwete is grown in many countries worldwide. The tree is best known as the source of annatto, a natural orange-red condiment obtained from the waxy arils that cover its seeds. Achwete, commonly called annato or achiote, is an evergreen tropical shrub or small tree that is native to tropical parts of Central and South America.

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Find out and read through a list of not to be missed Achwete articles and recipes in this section for you to make and enjoy with your family and friends.

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