The Gusto Grande achiote is made with annatto extract, a natural coloring agent which gives the empanada a vibrant colorful appeal. The Gusto Grande Achiote is a refreshing alternative to the traditional dough.
Pictured above are the achiote seeds which are derived from the annatto tree.
The annatto tree can be found across Central and South America.
Gusto uses 100% natrual achiote seeds to make both the GRANDE ACHIOTE and the GUSTO ACHIOTE. Many other companies use artificial coloring agents to achieve the reddish color. Our empanada dough is made by extracting the essence of the seeds and using the pigments to natrually color the dough. The achiote extract derived from the tropical annatto tree gives the dough a vibrant red hue.