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What food-related substance is extracted from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana)?

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What food-related substance is extracted from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana)?
posted May 29 by Aarati Mahajan

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Annatto
The substance is Annatto, an orange-red condiment and food colouring agent prepared from the seeds, with a peppery, sweet, nutty, nutmeg style of scent and flavour. It has been a traditional colourant for Gloucester cheese since the 16th century, and is a central ingredient especially in several Latin American, Jamaican, Belizean, Chamorro, Vietnamese, and Filipino cuisines.

answer May 30 by Samardeep Acharya
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