What is Annatto?
Annato is a natural coloring agent from the seed of the achiote tree.These small seeds are dark reddish-orange and are wrinkly and dried. Annatto is a natural way to add a yellow or orange color to food. It has a mild flavor that is nutty, with a hint of nutmeg and pepper. Annatto is used in small amounts to add color to rice and other dishes common to Latin American cooking.