Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Annatto Seeds, Whole


SFL Members save 10-15% on this item. Join Now!

Buy More, Save More!
Call us for Larger Quantities at (855) 269-7742
Usually ships in 1-2 business days



Product Info:
Annatto Seed, Bixa Orellana, is the seed from a flowering tree of the Bixaceae family. This tree is also known as a lipstick tree, as much of the red color found in lipstick is derived from the dye found in the pulp which surrounds the Annatto Seeds. As a Spice Annatto is used most often in the Caribbean and Central America. Besides coloring foods Annatto also imparts a mild flavor. Annatto Seed is also an ingredient in Achiote Paste. Annatto Seeds are small triangular shaped, about 1/2 cm wide, and velvet red with a soft texture. 

Suggested Use:
Annatto works with beans, grains, rices and light meats such as chicken, fish and turkey. It's often used in preparation of vegetables such as okra, plantains, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkin and peppers.

Annatto Seed

Country of Origin:  Peru

Basic Prep:
Annatto seed oil is a common ingredient in Caribbean cuisine. Heat 1 cup of grape seed oil, add 2 ounces of Annatto Seeds and cook for up to 5 minutes (until the oil turns orange). Strain the seeds out and refrigerate.


Also often spelled Annato, Anatto.


Write Review

  1. Great seeds! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2012

    Was happy with my purchase and thanks for the fast shipping.

Shipping's On Us

Just spend $25 and you'll enjoy free standard shipping to the Continental United States. For all other orders, shipping is just $5. We make it easy and affordable to stock up on all your favorite spices, herbs and seasonings - you might even want to pick up something exotic while you're at it!

Read our shipping policy

Let's Get Cooking

Put our amazing selection of spices and seasonings to work with one of our delicious recipes. Have your own family recipe you want to share? Send it to us and we'll send you a coupon as our way of saying "thanks" for sharing!

Browse recipes

Feel the Love

We're dedicated to providing the best selection, unbeatable prices and superior service. Don't believe us? Just check out the reviews from our satisfied customers! If you ever have a less-than-stellar experience, send us an email or drop us a line at (855) 269-7742 and we promise to make it right.

Also Consider

Click the button below to add the Annatto Seeds, Whole to your wish list.