What the heck is Achiote?
What is achiote? What is it used for?
Achiote is the spice that gives the Yucatan Inspired Achiote Chicken its characteristic bright red color. It’s native to tropical areas in the Americas and most commonly used in Mexican, Central American, Northern South American, and Filipino cooking.
In the kitchen, this spice comes in a few different forms - seeds, powder, or paste. In small amounts, the color shines and the flavor is subtle, but when used in larger quantities it adds an earthy peppery flavor.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!