Is Food Coloring Bad for You?
All of those brightly colored cereals, candies, and drinks that are marketed to children are hurting them, and this is widely recognized as true. These dyes have been linked to allergic reactions, hyperactivity in children, and even cancer. The FDA itself has even recognized Red #3 as being a carcinogenic dye, but has yet to take it off the market.
Dyes are complex organic chemicals that were originally derived from coal tar, but now from petroleum. Companies like using them because they are cheaper, more stable, and brighter than most natural colorings.
If you like to avoid these dyes, its very simple to make your own coloring, using food!
With juice juicing machine or blender, you can make wonderful natural food colors that can be used for cakes , cookies , ice cream and more.
Orange color : Squeeze the juice of two carrots and a quarter of a red pepper . Cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Green color : Prepare juice from a handful of spinach and a cup of water in a blender . Drain and cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Blue: Boil red cabbage whole glass of water , and drain . Add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda and stir. Cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Yellow color 1 tsp turmeric .
Purple color : juice of half a beet .
Red color : red paprika ½ teaspoon red pepper juice . Drain and cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Healthy & Happy Rainbow!