I have to say that when it comes to having a great sense of humor, nothing can touch natures wonderful many ways in creating some crazy looking fruit, like the annatto for example; it has the physical characteristics that only a mother could truly love.
So what is annatto? Annatto is a seed that is extracted from the ripened fruit of the achiote tree that grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The achiote pod itself, resembles a pair of giant hairy, heart-shaped lips. Not something you want to kiss. Yet, look inside of the pod and behold the rich, red seeds that are hidden. Continue reading