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where to buy annatto/achiote seeds?

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Hello, I am looking for achiote or annatto seeds in order to cook cochinita pibil. I have tried La Palma mexicatessen and a few other random small groceries in the Mission but no luck so far, only finding prepared achiote paste and I'd like to start from scratch with the seeds. Any recommendations? Thank you!

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  1. I know for sure the foster city 99 ranch has them but if you want to try one closer to you, I would call ahead and check.

    1. The Berkeley Bowl certainly used to carry them -- I would guess that Rainbow Market might as well

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      1. re: Gremolata

        I am also pretty certain Rainbow Market has them

      2. I just bought some this weekend at Mi Pueblo www.mipueblofoods.com on High street in Oakland.. I actually bought the seeds and the paste-- the rojo variety-- they have a great selection of stuff there- thanks to the Chowhound community for turning me on to it!

        1. I have seen them at Chavez supermarkets on the peninsula and at Mi Peublo in Redwood City, and at 99 Ranches and Lion Supermarkets.

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