Annatto is a natural food colorant that is derived from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana), which is native to Central and South America. It is also known as E160b in the European Union, and as "achiote" or "achiote paste" in Latin America.

Annatto has a deep orange-red color and is commonly used in Latin American, Caribbean, and Filipino cuisines as a coloring agent for rice, stews, sauces, and meats. It is also used in the manufacturing of dairy products such as cheese, butter, and yogurt to give them a yellow or orange hue.

Annatto is considered a natural ingredient and is generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies. It contains carotenoids, including bixin and norbixin, which are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Annatto is available in various forms, including powder, paste, and oil, and can be found in many specialty food stores and online retailers.

Foods in the CalorieStar database containing Annatto

Sainsbury's Cheddar Cheese & Chive Dip
Asda Cheese & Onion Bakes
Asda Cheese & Onion Lattice Pie
Asda Cheese & Onion Slices
Oggs Chocolate Fudge Vegan Cakes 4
Doritos Cool Original Tortilla Chips
Kelly's Cornish Clotted Ice Cream
Ambrosia Custard Can
Ambrosia Devon Custard
Cadbury's Fire Logs

Sainsbury's Fish Pie, Taste the Difference
Sainsbury's Fish Pie, Taste the Difference
Sainsbury's Fish Pie, Taste the Difference
Asda Four Cheese Deep Pan Pizza
Walkers French Fries Ready Salted Snacks
Rowntree's Fruit Pastille Lollies
Genius Gluten Free Breakfast Bakes Cranberry & Oat
Genius Gluten Free Breakfast Bakes Honey Raisin & Oat
Genius Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bakes
Pringles Honey Glazed Ham Crisps, Dinner Party Edition
Kellogg's Krave Chocolate Hazelnut Cereal
Kellogg's Krave Milk Chocolate
Kellogg's Krave Milk Chocolate Cereal
Ambrosia Low Fat Devon Custard
Sainsbury's Multigrain Hoops Cereal