Ground Annatto seeds are used in many spicy and fragrant dishes from around the world and is used as a dye for many European cheeses. It can be used with meat stews, fish, pork, rice, shellfish, and many vegetables.
Annatto is used to add yellow color to chorizo, butter and margarine, cheese, and smoked fish. It is also used to make yellow rice. Ground Annatto seeds have an earthy, peppery flavor with a hint of bitterness.
Annatto is best known as a natural coloring that gives cheese and other foods a bright orange hue.
Ground Annatto seeds have been referred to as the “poor man’s saffron” because the color of this spice is similar to saffron but less expensive.
Make sure to store in a cool, dry, dark location and in an air-tight storage container for best freshness.
Ground Annatto Seeds
Bulk Pack (1/4 lb through 5 lb) – packed in a clear plastic food-grade zip lock bag
25 LB Bulk Pack – packed in a food-grade liner inside a box
Bottle Pack – packed in one clear, plastic bottle with a screw-on top
Pail Pack – packed in one plastic pail