1/2 Photos of Natural Food Dyes for Easter Eggs
Found these in Bon Appetit magazine.
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For yellow eggs
- 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric or 2 pinches saffron threads
- 3 cups water
For purple eggs
For pink or red eggs
For green eggs
- 1For 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.
- 2For 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.
- 3For 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.
- 4For 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.
- 5Try other combinations with any leftover dye.
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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