Annatto seed also known as Bix Orellana. Annatto seed is referred to as “poor man’s saffron” and is used as a substitute in the culinary arts. Annatto seeds have been used historically as a dye for textiles as well as for body paint and artwork.Aroma similar to saffron or paprika with a bright coloring. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. 2oz in seed form.