Achiote tree is bearing the fruits!!


Today, We would like to introduce you about Achiote tree (Bixa orellana).

The fruits of this tree is red and is the source of annatto (a natural orange red colored condiment).

It is tradicionally used as a natural condiment in various latin american countries.

We, Costarican people use it for making food as well, especially when we cook Arroz con Pollo (chicken rice), achiote is necessary to make yellow or orange colored rice!!

Image of Arroz con Pollo, this dish is very common in other latin american countries!!

We have achiote tree in our garden and it is bearing it’s beautiful red fruits now!!

Showing the it’s beauty!!

Fruits of Achiote tree (Bixa orellana)

The seeds of achiote. It is tradicionally used as body, face and hair painting among various native tribes in latin american countries!!

We prepare tradicional costarican Pollo (chicken in spanish) stew with achiote and it is really delicious!!

Come to our garden to enjoy our delicious cuisine!!

Come and enjoy our delicious meal with achiote!!

Thank you very much for reading!!

Pura Vida!!

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