Grain & Seed Guide

Annatto Seeds

Annatto SeedsStemming from the achiote tree, annatto seeds are a colorful, healthy, and nutritious addition to the diet. Annatto seeds are grown in South and Central America, and they have been used for centuries as a natural food coloring and preservative, especially in Spanish rice. The vivid red color of the seeds comes from carotenoids, which are plant pigments found in the seed coating. Annatto seeds are high in tocotrienol, a form of vitamin E.