Natural Food Coloring


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Food Coloring is very toxic, made up of artificial dyes.  The different colored dyes have been connected to health issues.  For example, Yellow No. 5 has caused allergic reactions in people. Red and Yellow dye have resulted in hyperactivity in children.  Green No. 3, Red No. 40 and Yellow No. 6 have been liked to cancer in rats and mice.
Knowing this information I went on search to figure out how to make all natural food coloring from products found in my kitchen.  I can’t wait to share this with you!  Please add the coloring in Playdough recipes where it calls for water or any other recipes that call for the food to change color, such as frostings.

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RED    
Beet Root

  • Chop up one medium sized beetroot and put in pan with a cup of water. Bring to the boil then gently simmer on stove for 10 minutes. Once cooled pour through sieve then follow playdough recipe.

​Raspberries   

  • Put a big handful of raspberries and a cup of water in a pan. Bring to the boil then gently simmer on stove for 20 minutes (until liquid has reduced to about half). Once cooled pour through sieve then follow playdough recipe below                                   

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YELLOW

Turmeric

  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of turmeric into finished dough. Add more if you would like the dough to be more yellow.

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 BLUE

Red Cabbage
Chop about 1 cup of red cabbage and 2 cup of water and bring to boil. Gently simmer for 20 mintues. Once cooled pour through a sieve then follow the playdough recipe.

Blueberries:

  • Put a handful of blueberries and a cup of water in a pan. Bring to the boil then gently simmer on stove for 20 minutes. Once cooled pour through sieve then follow playdough recipe.

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GREEN

Spinach

  • Chop spinach and put in a pan with water. Bring to a boil. Turn to simmer for 20 minutes. Sieve.


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