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Annatto Seed

Original price $8.95 - Original price $8.95
Original price
$8.95
$8.95 - $8.95
Current price $8.95
Size: 72 g / 2.54 oz
The seeds of a tropical tree (bixa orellana) native to the Americas and brought, like many other good things, to Far East by the Spaniards. Also called achiote and achuete, it colours foods a brilliant orange and imparts a pleasantly bitter, astringent, Campari-like flavour. In the Yucatan it is combined with bitter orange, cumin, Mexican oregano, cloves, allspice, peppercorns, chilis, onion, garlic and salt to make recado rojo, a spectacular seasoning paste for meat and poultry. Soak seeds in a little hot water to soften before grinding or simmer in oil to leach out the colour before discarding the seeds.
About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

"Excellent spot to find otherwise obscure ingredients. I found long peppercorns after a year of searching and real wasabi!"

"I've been shopping at South China Seas for over 20 years and I'm always happy with the selection of products . . . I can always find the sauces and ingredients that I need for my favourite Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Latin American recipes."