Annatto Seeds, Whole

£ 2.50

SIZE 35g CUISINE SEEDS, MEXICAN, SPICES & SEASONINGS MILD
Gluten Free

Gluten free

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% Natural

100% natural

Packed in UK

Hand packed in UK

Typically used within Mexican and Caribbean cuisine, Annatto Seeds have a subtle peppery flavour. The seeds certainly pack a punch in the colour department! Often referred to as a poor person’s saffron, Annatto Seeds will leave a stain on anything they touch, even your skin!

Coming from the achiote tree and native to South America, Annatto Seeds contain a pigment called bixin which is responsible for their vibrant colour. Annatto Seeds also have a long history of use as traditional medicine as it’s believed they have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Several indigenous cultures in South and Central America (the Aztecs and Mayans, for example) have been known to use Annatto Seeds in religious and cultural rituals as it’s believe they have spiritual significance.

Commercial food production use the seeds as a natural food colouring. Famous for giving Red Leicester cheese its famous orange hue. These versatile seeds are perfect when ground and paired with prawns, salt cod, okra and pulses.

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1 review for Annatto Seeds, Whole

  1. Donna & Sean (verified owner)

    I could not believe my eyes this morning when less than 24 hours from placing our order I had our packets of Annatto seeds in our hands. Thank you so much!!

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Gluten Free

Gluten free

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% Natural

100% natural

Packed in UK

Hand packed in UK

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