Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Certified food dyes approved by the FDA include colors synthesized from petroleum derivatives and even coal tar. while other food dyes may come from things you may not care to ingest:

Have you heard about carminic acid? It is a commonly used red food coloring, which comes from the dried, crushed bodies of pregnant female scale insects called cochineal.

Find out how to make natural dyes and have lots of fun educating yourself and your children in the process. Read the entire article.

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