Annatto Seeds grow in the tropics and are used in cooking to impart a yellow color to food. Annatto Seeds and leaves are full of vitamins and minerals and have been used by tribal natives for hundreds of years. Annatto Seeds contain Vitamin C, B’s, E and lots of beta-carotene and wonderful amounts of antioxidants. If you eat lots of spicy food then you might want to use Annatto Seeds because they great for calming down heartburn, indigestion, and other problems caused by spicy food. And Annatto Seed are a mild laxative too… Annatto Leaves are a strong diuretic thus helping you to rid your body of retained water and edema. Annatto Seeds are great for promoting healthy kidneys, liver, and reducing inflammation, plus reducing blood pressure and cholesterol… and soothing away gout. Annatto Seeds can also be used for treating prostate problem, cystitis, and skin wounds and burns. Plus new research from Brazil shows that Annatto Seeds may be important for the treatment of cancer… and other research show Annatto Seeds promotes cardiovascular health. So add a little Annatto Seed Powder to your cook and be healthy!
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist