From a plant called Pedro Pinto or Achiote which is a small tree also known as Aploppas. Achiote dye is prepared by grinding seeds in water or oil. Achiote is such a safe ingredient that it is even used as a natural food colouring.
Commercially, annatto is used to add yellow color to chorizo, butter and margarine, cheese, and smoked fish. Achiote powder mixed with other spices and herbs can be turned into a paste to marinateand give a smoky flavor to meats, fish and poultry. A popular product made with ground achiote is sázon, available in small foil packets ready to use in your recipe. Most sázon brands contain MSG, but Badia does not. Refernece: Latinfood.about.com
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