Alternate Names: Achiote Barra, Achiote Paste, Annato, Annato Barra
Achiote bar is made from ground annatto seeds. It has earthy and peppery notes and is used both for its flavor as well as its coloring. It is typically used in pork and chicken dishes from Mexico, specifically the Yucatan, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Fun fact, Achiote has been historically used as body paint and a dye for fabrics.