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Flavor of the Week: Achiote lends bright flavor and color to dishes

The spice pops up in Latin American, Spanish and Southeast Asian cuisines

Achiote is a bright red spice, also known as annatto, that appears in dishes spanning Latin American, Spanish and Southeast Asian cuisines. While only 3 percent of consumers are familiar with achiote, it’s making inroads on U.S. restaurant menus, with 49-percent growth over the past four years.

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