All About Achiote | Know Your Spice Annatto (Bixa orellana)

All about achiote | know your spice annatto (bixa orellana)

Annatto– Read all about Annattoin 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 a Annatto? Annatto is an orange-red condiment, food colouring &a dye derived from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana), native to tropical regions from Mexico to Brazil. It possesses medicinal properties and is an ingredient in many Latin American foods, along with Caribbean and Filipino cuisines. It’s often used in soups, stews, sauces, and marinades where it lends a sweet, peppery taste. It has a naturally intense hue that can range in color from yellow to dark orange when used as a dye, although the seeds are a deep, bright orange-red. Annatto is used as a colorant in many other commercial products such as processed meats, smoked fish, beverages, and a variety of packaged food. Many cosmetics utilize annatto for its strong hue, giving it the nickname “the lipstick tree.”

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