Annatto

Annatto comes from the seeds of the achiote tree, Bixa Orellana. Indigenous to South America and Africa, annatto is used to flavor and color savory dishes. It displays good heat and light stability and binds to protein, which increases stability.
 
The name comes from Spanish conquistador Francisco Orellana, who discovered this pigment utilized by the indigenous warriors as body paint, a symbolic representation of the color of blood.
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