Annatto Condiment Paste

Annatto Condiment Paste

El Yucateco

Origin: South America

Size: 15 ounce


SKU: 10016

El Yucateco’s Annatto Condiment Paste is made with high-quality annatto seeds, grown in their Yucatan Peninsula fields in Mexico. Annatto is extracted from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana). Annatto is well known for its commercial uses as a natural colorant for cheese and butter, etc, but the ground seeds have always been used for coloring and flavoring in traditional cooking. Achiote paste, also known as recado colorado, is a popular Yucatan ingredient, but is also used throughout the Spanish speaking Caribbean islands, and throughout Latin America, particularly in Mayan and Aztec cuisine. Most popularly used to make cochinita pibil, a spicy pork dish in Mexico. It is also widely used to add color to sofrito and blaff in the Caribbean. Thanks to the Spanish and Portuguese traders of the 16th century, you also find it being used in Vietnam and the Phillipines. Use a little to achieve a yellow or orange/red color in recipes, use more to add earthy, peppery flavor. Use a generous amount to marinate chicken, beef, pork or fish. Simply dilute paste in vinegar or olive oil. Add salt and other spices.

Ingredients: Water, Annatto Seed, Corn Flour, Salt, Garlic, Spices, Acetic Acid & Sodium Benzoate as a preservative.

The Yucatecas Salsas Y Condimentos, a company created in 1968 by Mr. Priamo J. Gamboa, started out as a small family business devoted to the production of homemade habanero pepper sauces. Nowadays it is a world-renowned company, pioneer in producing and exporting fiery habanero pepper sauces, as well as a variety of traditional Mexican products to the U.S., Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Nutrition Facts

Annatto Condiment Paste by El Yucateco

Serving Size 20g Total Servings 21.25

Amount Per Serving

Calories 36.5

Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g

Saturated Fat 0g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholestrol 0mg

Sodium 560mg

Total Carbohydrates 7g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Sugars 2g

Protein 0g

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Annatto Condiment Paste

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