The Achiote, or Bixa orellana is a shrubby plant of the Bixaceae family, native to tropical areas of South America. Its seeds are very appreciated in Mexican cooking because of their coloring power and for the use of both as a spice and as a condiment. Achiote paste with a slightly bitter taste, which recalls the earth, is obtained by mixing its red seeds with other spices and mixed with other spices and ground to form a paste. Achiote paste gives dishes a typical strong flavor, peppery, a bit spicy, slightly smoked, sweet and with notes of hazelnut.


Product for fajitas and tacos.
Mix of spices, excellent for cooking the famous Mexican fajitas and tacos, with a strong but delicate flavor.


Product for chili and stewed meats.
Mix of spices designed to spice up chili meats, and in general suitable for preparations of meats requiring slow cooking.

All products by Don Josè Alimentaria are a guarantee of authenticity and respect towards the Mexican culinary tradition, and they’re available both for online and in-person purchase (in our headquarters in Vicenza), both for consumers and businesses.