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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Avoiding Harsh Chemicals in Egg Dyes

FDA approved dyes are made with toxins such as coal, tar, and other petroleum based products.

You might wish to use natural dyes as listed here from science teacher Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

Color - Ingredients

Lavender: Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice, Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice, Red Zinger Tea

Violet Blue: Violet Blossoms, Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled), Hibiscus Tea, Red Wine

Blue: Canned Blueberries, Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled), Purple Grape Juice

Green: Spinach Leaves (boiled), Liquid Chlorophyll

Greenish Yellow: Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)

Yellow: Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled), Carrot Tops (boiled), Celery Seed (boiled), Ground Cumin (boiled), Ground Turmeric (boiled), Chamomile Tea, Green Tea

Golden Brown: Dill Seeds

Brown: Strong Coffee, Instant Coffee, Black Walnut Shells (boiled), Black Tea

Orange: Yellow Onion Skins (boiled), Cooked Carrots, Chili Powder, Paprika

Pink: Beets, Cranberries or Juice, Raspberries, Red Grape Juice, Juice from Pickled Beets

Red: Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled), Canned Cherries with Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Raspberries

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