Most artificial dyes are made from petroleum

(The NPR news: http://cbsn.ws/c0gBIR)

I prefer to use natural food colors.

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The video below shows how to boil these foods for coloring. I find that the colors are weak when they are made in this way. To get the rich, beautiful colors, I use freeze-dried, powdered extracts.

Red Raspberry makes a beautiful red color and tastes great!
Red Rasperry

Powdered Spinach makes a beautiful green color

spinach powder

To make black use:

Black cocoa powder

black cocoa powder

To make yellow-orange you can use:
Mango powder
mango powder


For purple you can used powdered blackberries
And turmeric from your spice cabinet makes an excellent yellow. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find almost any freeze dried powdered food ingredient that you need on Amazon. If you need any help finding anything, just send a message to me and I will help you. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

How to make Natural Food Coloring

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