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Brightly colored and flavored achiote paste is a mildly sweet and earthy flavor best known in the cuisines of Belize and the Mexican regions Yucatan and Oaxaca.   Blended from annatto seed, bitter orange peel, garlic, lime peel, lemon peel, d’arbol chili, black pepper, cilantro, oregano, allspice, cumin, cinnamon, and clove. SALT FREE.

When blended with oil, garlic, and citrus juices, it makes a bright flavorful marinade for chicken and pork, but is equally delicious with firm fleshed seafood and hearty vegetables. Grilled, roasted, braised, or steamed, and delicious as a filling for tamales.

The essential seasoning for Pibil, a traditional dish of pork or chicken, often wrapped in banana leaves and slow cooked under coals, in the oven.

Use in any dish where bright flavor and color is desired. Especially nice for fresh pickled vegetables.