"baskets of anatto"
Annatto seed pod
Creative Commons AttributionAnnatto seed pod - Credit: Phuong Tran
Wool dyed with annatto
Creative Commons AttributionWool dyed with annatto - Credit: Knitting Iris

Anatto, or annatto, is a yellow-orange dye made from the pulpy substance that surrounds the seeds of the achiote tree. Originally used as a body paint, it can be utilized to color fabric, leather, cosmetics and food.