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#1 Mynyel

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Anyone know of something I could use as a substitute for red dye and still get a red color?

#2 AdventureMoms

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

In what? I've used pureed beets before to make baked goods pink. It doesn't change the taste noticeably.

#3 Dandelion

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Depending on what you're using it for, you can use beets, strawberries, raspberries or cherries.

#4 dbmamaz

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

grape juice concentrate does a nice hot pink.

#5 Marcia

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

There are natural dyes - India Tree. You can find them at places like Whole Foods.

#6 regentrude

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:46 AM

In food? Beet juice.

#7 Pod's mum

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:57 AM

Another plug for beet juice.

I used to work on an organic orchard and we would add a large pot of boiled beets to apple and strawberry juice to enhance the colour. One pot went a long way.

#8 NotSoObvious

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:04 AM

Beet juice, or just buy India Tree's dye (which is beet juice).


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