Annatto Seed?

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Annatto is an imitative of the achiote trees of tropical areas of the Americas. It is used to make a yellow to orange food colouring and also as flavouring. Its aroma is described as 'slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg' and savour as 'slightly nutty, sweet and peppery'. It is often called roucou or achiote.
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Annatto is used as a spice in Spanish and Latin American recipes. It is also used as fabric dye and body paint. Annatto is a natural extract from the achiote tree which is endemic to Latin and South America.
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It is used to color butter, margarine, cheese and smoked fish.
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