ANNATTO - is grown throughout Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It is used primarily as a colouring. The gentle flavour imparts tones of citrus and pine with a warm woody nuance. Annatto is used with legumes, grains, rice, poultry, fish, pork, beef and lamb stews, soups, okra, pumpkin, bell peppers, curries, chili sauces and sweet potatoes. It is also used in Europe in many cheeses.