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Annatto Seeds Annatto are the tiny seeds from the annatto tree, Bixa orellana. Some times referred to as achiote, these seeds are what is used to make red dye #1.
The annatto tree is native to tropical America. It produces small, elliptical shaped fruit that are covered in small reddish brown spines. They are called bixin. The inner lining of the fruits are white and waxy. The interior contains many small, hard red seeds. Beside red dye #1, annatto seeds are also
Kumquats Kumquats are small, ovular citrus fruits that originally come from China. They are common oriental fruits. They were discovered by the British botanist Robert Fortunella. Kumquat means “kimku” in Cantonese, or golden orange. Kumquats are small, approximately 1 to 2 inches in length. They are golden orange in color, and divided into 5 or 6 sections and sometimes several large seeds. The rind is thin and edible. Unlike other citrus fruits- the skin of the kumq