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Annatto seed
Annatto seeds are small, indented, pyramid-shaped seeds with a powdery, red-oxide-like covering. They have a mild, earthy, slightly peppery flavour, and are used as a natural yellow-red colouring.
Category: Spice
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To Buy:
Buy annatto seeds whole.
To Store:
Store in an airtight container away from heat and light. Whole seeds should last about 3 years.
Tips & Tricks:
Annatto is essential for making achiote paste in this way; blend equal parts annatto, oregano, cumin, pepper and allspice. Add sufficient water to create a paste, then mix with garlic, salt and vinegar. Use as a marinade for Mexican chicken or beef.
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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