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Bixa orellana

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Lipstick plant
Bixa orellana Bixa orellana

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JuanContardo 6 years ago

Qué bakán Gilma!!! Qué increíble debe ser Costa Rica, todos mis amigos que han ido para allá, han quedado maravillados con tu país!

Here in Costa Rica we use Achiote for cooking from meats to rice, it gives food a great color and the flavor is very good. Thanks for sharing JuanContardo.

JuanContardo 7 years ago

We actually did that with some friends with whom I went to the Inca Jungle trip at Perú

Kenton Peters
Kenton Peters 7 years ago

Great plant! when the seed pods are still green, but mature, pop them open and squish the red seeds inside to produce an amazing red dye/paint. This stuff will stain! It is also a very important source for annatto which is used to naturally color things like cheese and butter.

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Cusco, Peru

Spotted on Mar 8, 2016
Submitted on Mar 28, 2016

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