- Roucou fruit Achiote
- Step 1
- Gather some of the fruit (Achiote, Bixa orellana) and scrape out the seeds into a bowl using a spoon. Add some water and allow to soak for a few hours or overnight if you have time.
- After soaking, strain the water in a separate bowl. Add a little water to the seeds and rub the seeds between your hands to get some more of the dye out and strain again. This could be done about three times.
- Bring the roucou to a boil and add salt to taste. Not too much though. Set aside to cool. When cool pour in bottles and store.
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