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Annatto Seeds


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.