IAG - Annatto Seeds or Achiote Seeds or Roucou Seeds (Whole) - 95 gm

Product Code : IAGS1538
Shipping Weight : 100  gm
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  • Annatto Seeds 100% Pure
  • Brand Name : IAGS
  • Weight : 100 gm
  • Product of India
  • Package : Pack
  • Storage Instructions : Stored in Air-Tight Containers in Cool & Dry Place
  • Ingredient Type : Vegetarian
  • Format : Whole
  • Scientific Name: Bixa Orellana Linn
  • Also known as : Annatto, Achiote, Lipstick plant
  • This is a 100% Pure; does not contain any harmful chemicals and pesticides.

Available in 50g, 100g, 250g, 500g and 1Kg Packets


Annatto Seeds 100%


Pinch of paprika (for color not flavor); an equal amount of saffron; yellow food coloring OR hot paprika OR equal parts turmeric and paprika.

Nutrition Information:

According to Phyllis Balch in her book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," annatto contains amino acids, calcium, iron and phosphorus, as well as vitamins B-2 and B-3. Annatto also contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are both potent antioxidants that help to prevent free-radical induced damage to your cells and DNA.

In addition, annatto contains the phytochemicals cyanidin, ellagic acid, salicylic acid, saponins and tannins. Phytochemicals are compounds found naturally in plants that help to prevent and treat disease in humans.

Directions For Use:

Add directly to cooking liquid or steep in boiling water for about 20 minutes until desired color is obtained, then discard the seeds. The seeds may also be fried in oil, then discard seeds and use oil.

Why Should I Buy This Product?

Annatto also called Annatto (Bixa orellana) is a small tree native to the tropical region of Southern America. Annatto is widely cultivated for its fruit seeds where a natural colorant is derived. Aside from the commercial value of Annatto as a source of annatto colorant, Annatto has long been used by the natives of Southern America as dye for food and textile, as decorative body paint, in spiritual ceremonies and rituals and as an herbal medicine.

It is used primarily in Mexican and Caribbean cooking to impart a rich yellow/orange color. Annato seed makes a good substitute for saffron's golden coloring, at a fraction of the cost. It does NOT, however, duplicate saffron’s unique flavor!

Health Benefits of Annatto Seeds:

  • Reduces edema
  • Helps digestion and controls diarrhea
  • Keeps blood pressure in check
  • Boosts liver function and detoxification
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Works as an effective expectorant – to remove mucus – therefore effectve if you have cough, asthma and bronchitis.
  • A peppery taste to your foods
  • A natural alternative to synthetic food coloring
  • Some people even use it to replace saffron in their cooking.

Key Features :
  • 100% Pure
  • Cuisine : Caribbean, Mexican, Latin American and Filipino
  • Food Pairings : Butter, rice, smoked fish and cheeses
  • Flavour / Tastes Like : Slightly nutty, sweet and peppery
  • Serving size :0.5 grams
  • Origin : Brazil
  • Nutrition : Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Sodium

  • Pure and Unadulterated
  • Cholesterol Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
  • No Trans Fats
  • No Genetically Modified Organisms
  • No MSG
  • No Added Chemicals or Preservatives

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