Fairchild’s tropical garden column: growing annatto

March 28, 2015 5:00 AM

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Fairchild’s tropical garden column: growing annatto

To help solve this puzzle, read the ingredients on most any package of American cheese. The answer: Annatto. And it makes a beautiful garden or landscape addition.

For years I had read the ingredients of many foods and wondered what this mysterious ingredient annatto could be. It is found in cheese, margarine and other products that are tinted yellow, orange or red. I am not exactly sure why cheese needs to be dyed to look more like cheese, but I can tell you ...

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