Roucou

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Roucou

Technical guide

Net weight 20 g
Conservation / Utilisation Store in a cool, dry place, away from light.
Price incl. tax €7.70

Epice pure

The words of Olivier Roellinger

For years, I’ve been using Achiote seeds in my “Island-style spiced lobster” / “Spiced Lobster with Island Flavours”. They not only offer intense colours, but their taste is interesting: at first a bit smooth, and then lightly pungent. The red hue that they produce was historically used to make lipstick, which explorers were known to have admired on Indian women, bringing back the tinted paste for their dear partners.

Botanical notes

Bixa Orellana
Small shrub native to the Amazon forests. Produces seeds of an intense red, rich in both carotenoids and Vitamin A.