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  • Accessible container great for any pantry
  • Imparts a yellow-orange color in foods
  • Adds texture and flavor to dishes
  • Common in Latin American cuisine

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Choose Regal annatto seed to season and prepare a variety of dishes at your foodservice business.

Regal annatto seed is sold in 16 oz. quantities and is an excellent addition to any commercial pantry. While the spice itself is brick-red, it imparts a yellowish-orange color to foods. Annatto seed is commonly used in Caribbean, Latin American, and Filipino cuisine and, when whole, is large and triangular-shaped.

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    Orthodox Union Kosher

    This item is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

Substitute for Saffron

Annatto seed is often used as a substitute for saffron's golden color at a fraction of the cost, but it does not duplicate that spice's unique flavor. Instead, annatto seed has a slightly bitter and peppery flavor with a hint of mint.

Saves Prep Time

This 16 oz. container of annatto seed is a cost-efficient option for high-volume kitchens. Dehydrated spices also last longer than fresh ingredients and are easier to store, making them the perfect addition to any busy, high-output kitchen.

Versatile Ingredient

Annatto seed is both a spice and natural coloring and perfect for use in homemade butter and cheese and when preparing smoked fish or rice. When ground, this spice can also be added to soups and stews or made into a paste to spread on meat before grilling.

Regal Spice Brand

Regal Herbs and Spices are a smart choice for any kitchen. This handy 16 oz. container satisfies all of your cooking and seasoning needs. Be sure to check out our quantity discounts for even better wholesale savings!

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Is this product packaged in a BPA free container?
Yes, the plastic spice storage container is BPA free.
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  • Package Size: 16 oz.

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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  • Overall User Rating: Regal Annatto Seed - 16 oz.

    5.0 stars from 21 reviews


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    Great Annatto seeds seed nice quality spice dishes color regal
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    The annatto seeds are great to place in tea bags to infuse my oils for my soaps and other various natural body products. It makes a beautiful orange.
    I have to be honest, I had ONE recipe that called for this. I went to the store and a half ounce cost more than this big bottle. I decided to buy the bigger bottle As Webstaurant has never dissapointed. Glad I did! Now I just have to find more uses for rest of this container...what a horrible problem! Ha ha
    The annatto seeds are great. Love using them in my cooking. They are awesome and the price is so good. Love regal spices and their quality.
    A nice brand of annatto seed. They are great for flavoring our dishes. Really adds a nice depth of flavor. A great purchase and quality annatto seed.
    Great quality seeds from Regal that are great for many culinary dishes. The packaging is great and very sturdy. Hard to find quality annatto seeds and these are great. A nice addition to our spices.
    A wonderful bold and pungent spice that is great for making pickled beets. The annatto seed can be hard to find so very happy to buy in bulk.
    The regal annatto seed is a great quality seed that is perfect for seasoning. They are a great value and an arrived very fresh and quickly.
    A great herbal seed that is wonderful in making potpourri. I love the strong fragrance and the awesome quality of these annatto seeds. They are so hard to find around town so I loved finding them here.
    Annatto seeds are great for infusing different oils for lotions and soaps. We love the price of this size container and the high quality of the sees.
    annatto is not super commonly used, but it's nice to be able to find it here on webstaurantstore for when you need to make yellow rice or achiote paste for cochinita pibil. it's really nice to have on hand when it's needed and like most regal spice products i've used, this is really fresh and fragrant.
    This spice is so great, it adds a nice orange yellow color to your food. It goes great is all sorts of south of the border style cooking.
    I've used this solely for some of my rice dishes. It does give the rice a nice color if there's no other strongly colored spice present.
    These have a tangy flavor to them and give a nice orange color to the food of which they are added. These are especially good in marinades, glazes, and sauces.
    I bought this to add to several of my homemade spice mixes. Because I use so many different individual spices (15 for taco seasoning and 20+ for curry!) of varying colors, the mixture is not as dark as people generally expect. Adding ground annato makes the finished dish much redder and more visually appealing. I grind the seeds for this, but they can also be left whole and steeped in warmed oil for colorful rice.
    Annatto seeds are kinda weird to me not sure if it's a real seed lol anyhoo I use these to color soups stews and mostly seasoned rice worth trying
    When I want to use whole annatto seeds in my cooking, or when I want to ground them up fresh, this product more than suffices. It is also priced appropriately.
    For the longest time I couldn't figure what to use this spice for but the occasion has arise. I decided to grind up the seed and use it in tamales. I used this in the masa and didn't notice too much of a change in the taste but it did give it a nice orange color. After looking it up it's mostly used to dye things and has a very subtle flavor. It is worth experiencing at least once.
    I use this in my homemade pickling spice to make it my own. It has a little bit of nutty to it so it is perfect. Thank you for the low price. And I will definitely be recommending to family and friends.
    My husband uses this when he makes his special Caribbean Dishes, he also adds it to rices, etc The smell is grand and the price you cannot beat for 1 lb.
    Great quality Regal Annatto Seed 16 oz. , and I should know since I use a lot of it. Great for using as natural food coloring, yellow.
    Good annatto seed with great flavor. Bought this as a saffron substitute and it works well. Having a spice grinder is a must, this stuff is tough to grind.

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