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The Spice Lab Whole Annatto Seeds - Natural Red Coloring for Foods - Kosher Gluten-Free Non-GMO All Natural Spice - 5112

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    • FLAVOR: The Annatto Seed is a unique ingredient, offering mild, subtle flavor.
    • USE: Natural food coloring abilities ranging from Orange to deep red.


    Ground annatto seeds, often mixed with other seeds or spices, are used in the form of paste or powder for culinary use, especially in Latin American, Jamaican, Belizean, Chamorro, Vietnamese, and Filipino cuisines. In Mexican and Belizean cuisines, it is used to make the spice recado rojo. In Venezuela, annatto is used in the preparation of hallacas, huevos pericos, and other traditional dishes. Pasteles and sazn in Puerto Rico also contain annatto. Annatto paste is an important ingredient of cochinita pibil, the slow-roasted pork dish popular in Mexico. It is also a key ingredient in the drink tascalate from Chiapas, Mexico. In the Philippines, it is used for the sauce of pancit.