Last night, my husband took out some Edy’s ice cream and started reading the ingredients. His butter pecan caught me off-guard when he said “turmeric color“. What? A spice from Persia is in his American indulgence? Could this be the same as the supplement I recently started taking to decrease inflammation and was recommended by my acupuncturist?
I then googled turmeric color and see that it is listed as a great way to color naturally. I am not going to ask why butter pecan ice cream needs coloring, but it did make me aware that there are a handful of ways to color foods without using traditional food coloring. This article here lists four (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/post-14-83649):
1. Beet juice. It can be added to frosting for a rosy, pink hue.
2. Blueberries. Smash 14 of them, then drain the juice for a deep blue shade.
3. Both of the above: combine the two to create shades of purple.
4. Turmeric powder. A teaspoon of this and you’ve got the perfect shade of yellow.
5. Avocado. Smash half a small avocado, then combine with the frosting using a fork.
Here’s to finding natural solutions for almost anything…and finding ways to eat good-for-you turmeric! If you are looking for a great supplement, try NativOrganics!