Women have become increasingly reluctant to use products whose origin they do not know and are turning more and more often to natural ingredients, which are usually innocuous. This is why many newspapers are now offering natural alternatives to everything, including the coloring of Easter eggs.
Why do we need natural methods to color eggs? Because chemical dyes can sometimes go through the shell and reach the egg, making them unhealthy. Luckily, there are so many natural alternatives that it would be a pity not to avail yourselves of them, especially since they offer the possibility of obtaining a rich variety of colors.
Here are some of the ingredients you can use depending on the colors you would like to obtain.
For a light pink, you can use beetroot juice. You don’t boil the eggs in the juice, but leave them overnight in it. However, the eggs have to be hard boiled before you dip them in the liquid because otherwise they might get colored on the inside as well.
To obtain green eggs, you can use spinach or grass. Do not use them raw, because they don’t work. Boil the eggs with the spinach or grass and they should turn into a beautiful raw green.
For yellow, Indian saffron works best. You have to put a few knife tips of saffron in a jar of tap water. But you have to leave the eggs in the liquid at least overnight for the color to attach to them.
Surprisingly, you can even get a natural blue for your eggs. For this, the ingredient is red cabbage. You use a half a red cabbage and you boil it in 4 mugs of water for 30 minutes. Again, you have to leave the eggs inside the liquid for a long time for them to become colored.
If you want them to be a dark blue, then you have to leave them in the water overnight. To get a wonderful intense purple, you can use blueberries. You need to boil a half a bag of frozen blueberries in four mugs of water for thirty minutes. Then, if you want, you can break a few blueberries on the egg’s shell and this will give you spots of a darker purple.
And finally, for the traditional red, you can use paprika. You boil three tablespoons of paprika in 4 mugs of water for thirty minutes. You will get a lovely brick red.