The Healing Benefits of Annatto (Atsuete) Tree

The Achiote tree is very popular as a best known as the supply of annatto or atsuete, it has natural color of red-orange that is used to add yellow color or orange to the food as well as to give more flavor to food.

In the past, the Central and South American natives used the annatto seeds as their lipsticks and to create red body paint.

However, the thing that we didn’t know that it also has plenty of health benefits to the body.

The annatto seeds and leaves as a matter of fact have a high amount of antioxidants that can help fight free-radicals from destroying our cells in the body. 

The annatto is also known to help develop a better function for the digestive system.

In addition, it also helps create a shield for the body from some types of health problems.

Other benefits of annatto:

1. Improves digestion.

2. Helps control diabetes.

3. help in prevention of cancer.

4. Helps in curing of gonorrhea.

5. maintain healthy bones.

6. Beneficial in fighting free radicals.

7. Help restrain macular degeneration and cataracts.

8. Lower risk of neural tube defects in newborn infants.

Nutritional value:

  • Achiote Nutritional value per 5 tsp
  • Energy 108 kcal
  • Carbohydrates 20 g
  • Dietary fiber 11 g
  • Fat g 0.0
  • Protein 4.0 g
  • Folate (Vit. B9) 87.8g 22%
  • Vitamin C 21 mg 1%
  • Calcium 75 mg 5%
  • Sodium 5 mg

Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.

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