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Pure Annatto Seeds from South America, Peru. These seeds are perfect for putting into curries - with that turmeric, ginger paprika flavour. They're also fantastic in mexican and south american cuisine. Make into a paste and use for fish and tacos. Annatto Seeds are a brilliant deep red colour, and also commonly used as a food colouring in Red Velvet Cakes and other pastries.

Annatto Seeds Cooking Notes

Cuisine... Caribbean, Mexican, Philipino, French, Thai, Middle Eastern

Food Pairings... Fish, Tacos, Chicken, Food Colouring (cakes, pastries, cookies, biscuits, ice cream), curry, tomato, cumin, ginger

Flavour / Tastes Like... Ginger, Turmeric, Paprika

Serving size... 0.5 grams

Directions for use... Annatto seeds can be ground and used as a vibrant red natural food colouring. Also very commonly used in Latin American and Philipino cuisine - fry the seeds in oil to release a ginger-paprika-peppery flavour. Discard the seeds and use this oil to cook meats, fish and curries.

Annatto Seeds Technical Notes

Origin... Peru

Quality*... Machine Selected

Also known as... Bixa orellana

**Special Note... For 1kg option, product will be packed in vacuum-sealed transparent bag, not our usual aluminium resealable bag.

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