This is perhaps one of the most creative traditions - to paint eggs for Easter. As it is beautiful and homey, where the dining table is decorated with colored eggs basket. No doubt, painted with natural dyes testicles will bring a special joy, especially when children are in the house. And besides, it's safe, it is also in the tradition - it was not there before chemical dyes. So, make a holiday great!
Today there is a lot of evidence that the use of artificial food dyes are not the best way affects the health, some even speak of irreversible changes in the development of children. Some of the dyes are banned, with the rest being a constant struggle. At least, no one doubts that the dye have to be as careful.
There is an opinion that the shell, though, and protects the egg, but still misses in a lot of exposure. Remember, when you are painting the eggs, the protein sometimes is colored dye. And this is another argument to use only the most healthy. In the end, because everything would be in our stomach.
But do not let the bad news. Today, only the good news and the good healthy recipes!
selection of safe natural dyes for Easter eggs
. Paint can and during cooking, adding dye ingredients in water (make sure that the water completely covers the eggs), but you can paint the already boiled eggs, then first do staining solution (boil water coloring vegetable or spice) and then paint it Egg (minimum time of 30 minutes, color, maximum - even overnight).
Universal recipe for all natural dyes
- 2-3 tablespoons of spices / 4 cup of berries, fruits and herbs
- 4-6 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar (4-6 cups of water)
Mix the ingredients, bring to a boil, simmer 15 minutes. The dye solution is ready.
For a deeper shade is necessary to increase the amount of the coloring ingredients (spices or berries), as well as to keep the egg longer in solution. The more balls will be in the dye solution, the more intense will be the coloration. After necessarily put the eggs in the fridge! You can put the egg in the fridge and in a solution of the dye, then the color will be even richer.
And now choose color:
In addition to the bright red color this tiny berry provides tremendous health benefits from antioxidant action to deal with stained teeth and even stomach cancer! Add mashed cranberries (can be frozen) in the recipe (see. Above).
Did you know that peppers relieve pain in the joints? It contains capsaicin, which gives a warm, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. The same effect in chili pepper and cayenne pepper. And before Easter we appreciate the rich orange color, which gives this spice.
Orange: paprika, chili powder
A key ingredient in Indian curry, protects against cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and its magical aroma helps even burn extra calories and fat. A rich golden color gives.
Security: tea, white onion husks, ground cumin
Low-calorie fruit, rich in antioxidants, fight infections. If you still have the winter frozen berries, then use them as a dye, you will not regret it - would be a nice shade of indigo. For a saturated shade of ultramarine can add blueberries to 1-2 cups of grape juice.
Purple: red wine or grape juice
There is another useful application of resveratrol and flavonoids contained in grapes and grape seeds. It is a rich purple hue, in which they are painted. If purple stains from red wine on the tablecloth is very upset, the purple hue on the eggs only please mistresses. Dyes based on red wine may be the following:
- 1 glass of red wine and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar,
- 1/2 cup grape juice and 1/4 cup of red herbal herbal tea.
1 cup pomegranate juice and 2 teaspoons vinegar
Beet juice is strongly penetrate the egg, so do not be surprised, the protein will be painted in the same pink. But on. A calm you that the beet is only useful! And for adults, and children. They have a lot of folic acid, there betatsianin, which protects against cancer and heart disease. The staining solution can be added to the pieces of beet (then use the formulation of a universal prescription), and can be beet juice. In this case, the dye will be: 1 cup of beet juice and 2 teaspoons vinegar.
Red: red onion husks, frozen raspberries
A cup of fragrant Brazilian drink will do the trick for a rich brown color. Coffee is rich in antioxidants, protects against diabetes and depression, so do not be feared, but only helpful. 1 cup of strong coffee 2 teaspoons vinegar.
Brown: soy sauce
Yes, this sauce is perfect colors. Experiment, have acid in it, so you can not add the vinegar.
Great source of antioxidants and vitamins, the product №1 nutritional anti-age, will be painted in a nice green color. If you squeeze the juice of spinach, it is possible to paint and to them, 1 cup of spinach juice 2 teaspoons vinegar.
Green: green tea
Of course, this recipe suggests itself: 1 cup strong brewed green tea and 2 teaspoons vinegar.