Ingrid S. Greene
Communications Professional for the Wellness Industry

Natural Food Coloring Ingredients

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 (

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!

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