Aceite de Achiote (Annatto Oil)

Although annatto doesn't add much flavor, it gives the oil a bright orange-red color.


2 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 119
Caloriesfromfat 100 %
Fat 13.5 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 10 g
Polyfat 1.1 g


2 cups olive oil
1/2 cup annatto (achiote seed)


Combine the oil and seeds in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes. Cool. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard seeds.