The festival of colours is here again!!
Today’s post is about natural food colours. I still stand by the fact that we should not over use artificial colours in our food. At the same time, I understand that we can’t avoid it at certain places where it is required to be used in confectionary.
Nonetheless, here is a list of natural things you can use as your basic colour palate. And then mix and match to create the other colours.
It goes without saying that you would have to use them a lot more than artificial colours to get the pigment.
The powders of these fruits / vegetables will be more pigmented than the juices.
They work beautifully with frostings, cakes even Macarons (some of them)
Beetroot + Turmeric
Pistachio / Spinach / Matcha Green tea powder
Pomegranate / Purple Cabbage + Baking soda
Purple Potatoes / Purple Grape / Purple Cabbage
Carrot / Sweet Potato / Fresh Sindoor Seeds
Cocoa Powder / Milk Chocolate / Coffee
Activated Charcoal (food grade)
So guys! Experiment! Try them out and let me know what you think!