Achiote festival is in Moravia

Moravia will be the scene of the first Festival del Achiote Saturday and Sunday.

The event honors those little red seeds that provides coloring to a number of foods.

Cooks can get a preview by finding paste made from the seeds in many supermarkets and stores. The plant is Bixa orellana.

Participants in the Moravia event include representatives of firms that use achiote in their products. Also participating will be the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Intermedia and the band Son de Tikizia.

Achiote is often used as asubstsitute for saffron in many dishes including rice.

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