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Where can I find annatto seeds?

Clare K Jul 2, 2007 12:11 PM

Making pibil and need to find these seeds for the marinade. Anyone know where I can find in LA or Pasadena?

Clare K.

  1. gaylenwaydelich Jul 2, 2007 09:43 PM

    Most Filipino markets carry them. Sunset around Vermont has a few markets. They are also labeled as Achote.

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      revets2 Jul 2, 2007 05:03 PM

      1272 E VILLA PASADENA CA 91106

      although not very argentinian at all. the pre-marinated carne asada is some of the best in the SGV. i also buy my fat back there.

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        spankaccount Jul 2, 2007 03:54 PM

        King Ranch at Huntington Drive and Magnolia in Monrovia has them under the Mexican name of Achiote seeds.

        1. Veggo Jul 2, 2007 03:09 PM

          The Badia brand of "Annato Seed Achiote" is almost ubiquituous..

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          1. re: Veggo
            Fru Jul 2, 2007 03:31 PM

            Elizabeth Market on Foothill near Rosemead too. Good marinated carne asada & more.

          2. Das Ubergeek Jul 2, 2007 02:48 PM

            And, if you're ever in the South Bay, Penzeys Spices has them -- just TRY to buy one thing there.

            1. Local Jul 2, 2007 12:27 PM

              Linda Rosa market, driveway/entrance just east of Allen on Villa (n/ecorner of Villa and Allen). Parking and entrance to market are at the back. open til 8 p.m.

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                Clare K Jul 2, 2007 12:58 PM


                1. re: Local
                  martyR Jul 2, 2007 04:47 PM

                  My favorite for carne asada and pollo preparada.

                2. j
                  jencounter Jul 2, 2007 12:14 PM

                  Both Vallarta and Jon's Market carry them.

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