Flowers and seeds of the Achiote trees growing in the Botanical Gardens. The reddish pulp, harvested from the seeds, are used in cheese (Cheddar and Red Leicester), margarine, butter, rice, smoked fish and custard powder. They are also commonly found in Latin America and Caribbean cuisines as both a coloring agent and for flavoring. Central and South American Natives used the seeds to make a body paint, and as a lipstick. For this reason, the achiote is sometimes called the lipstick-tree.
There was another walk organised by the sac today. All 14km of it from Queenstown MRT to Toa Payoh, squeezing thru holes in the fence and wandering thru pockets of wilderness. While there aren't any eww photos this time, I got heaps more shots than the last. Did I also mention that I got a suntan as well?
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