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    Natural Food Dyes for Easter Eggs

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

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    For purple eggs

    For pink or red eggs

    For green eggs


    1. 1
      For the yellow food dye: Bring water to a boil, add vinegar, turmeric or saffron; turn off and let sit for 10 minutes. Add eggs and let steep 30 minutes to 3 hours. Makes 3 cups.
    2. 2
      For the purple food dye: Combine cabbage, vinegar, and water. Simmer 30 minutes then strain into a large bowl. Steep eggs 30 minutes or more. Different cabbage will yield different shades. Makes 3 cups.
    3. 3
      For the pink or red food dye: Combine beets, vinegar, and water. Simmer 30 minutes, then strain into a large bowl. Steep eggs 30 minutes for pink or up to 4 hours for a deeper red color. Makes 3 cups.
    4. 4
      For the green food dye: Combine 1/4 cup of the yellow dye and 2 cups of the purple dye. Let eggs steep 30 minutes up to 3 hours. Makes 2 1/4 cups.
    5. 5
      Try other combinations with any leftover dye.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2012


      Worked like a charm! The eggs come out subtly colored and beautiful. After they dried I rubbed them with oil for a beautiful sheen. Happy Easter, threeovens, and thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Natural Food Dyes for Easter Eggs

    Serving Size: 1 (245 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 22.8
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 19.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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