This is an oldie, but a goldie:

annatto seeds:

Pixie from Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia wrote:

Hey Kurma, keep up the good work – your blog is an inspiration. Was wondering if you can help. I was shopping yesterday and bought some annatto seeds from a Philippino store. What are they and what do I do with them?

annato on the tree:

My reply:

Hello Pixie. Annatto is used both as a spice and a dyestuff. It may be better known to Mexican and Latin markets as achiote or in the Philippines as atsuwete or achuete.

Here’s lots more information, plus a recipe.
Posted by Kurma on 5/10/08; 2:08:00 PM

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