Achiote and annatto product extracted from the seeds of the evergreen Bixa orellana shrub/tree.
The seeds are dried and used whole or ground as a culinary spice. The product goes by many names but "achiote" which comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs in Mexico is the most famous and used name, annatto by the Caribs, and achuete by "Filipinos". Achiote is native to the tropical areas of the Americas including the Caribbean and Mexico.The Spanish brought Bixa orellana from the Americas to Southeast Asia in the 1600s where it is now a common food ingredient.
Achiote is a delicious spice extracted from the annatto seeds. Used for marinades and preparing pulled pork, the traditional Cochinita Pibil from Yucatan Mexico. Mexican freshly ground achiote powder provide a woodsy, earthy flavor with a hint of spicy sweetness.
USE WITH: grilled chicken wings, seasoning for pull pork dishes, to certain stews and bean dishes. It can be used in a marinade or dry spice rub for grilled meat or mixed with oil to brush onto seafood.
Ingredients: 100% pure Mexican achiote powder.