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What to dye eggs for the Easter table: 7 natural and safe dyes

Irina MelnichenkoLife
How to dye eggs for the Easter table
How to dye eggs for the Easter table

Very soon in Ukraine, one of the most important holidays of the year - Easter, which will be celebrated on April 16. The most important symbols of the holiday are Easter pastries and eggs. Easter cake can be made from dough and cottage cheese, and the best way to dye eggs is safe natural dyes, it can be onion peels, turmeric, juice of carrots and beets.

Easter Eggs

Nutritionist Svetlana Fuss told on Instagram what natural dyes are the best to dye eggs with.

What to dye eggs with

Top 7 safe homemade dyes

1. Turmeric and Ginger

Just add 2 tablespoons of turmeric and grated ginger to the water when boiling the eggs. You will get a very beautiful and bright color. And most importantly, turmeric is not only safe, but also a very useful spice. 

 

How to dye eggs with turmeric

2. Ground coffee.

Bring the water and eggs to a boil and pour in the custard coffee. Cook for about 2-5 minutes. Take out and let dry.

 

How to dye Easter eggs with coffee

3. Parsley and spinach

They will dye the eggs very well in a bright green color. All you need to do is add the chopped herbs to the water where the eggs are boiling. For a brighter color, you can leave the eggs in the water with the greens for 15-20 minutes. 

 

How to dye eggs with parsley and spinach

4. Beet Juice.

Grate the beets on a grater, drain the juice. Boil the eggs and then put them in a dish with beet juice, leave for 30-50 minutes. If you want a darker burgundy color, leave overnight. 

 

Easter eggs dyed with beet juice

5. Juice a carrot or pumpkin

Squeeze the juice out of the carrot or pumpkin. Boil the eggs and dip them in the juice and leave them for 1 hour. You will get a very nice shade. 

 

How to dye eggs with juice

6. Onion husks

Chop onion hulls or beat them in a blender, bring water to the boil, pour the hulls into the water and lower the eggs, cook for 7 minutes. Then leave the eggs in the water to color them well. 

 

Beautifully colored eggs with onion husks

7. Red cabbage

You will need 1 cabbage, 2 tablespoons of table vinegar, 1 tablespoon of salt and a few drops of vegetable oil. Boil the eggs. Put the cabbage into a pot, pour water, add vinegar, salt, stir and bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Strain the ready broth through gauze and transfer the boiled eggs into the ready mixture. Leave it for 2-6 hours. After 2 hours, the eggs will be only pale blue, and after 4-6 hours they will be a deep blue color. 

 

How to dye eggs with red cabbage

It is important to remember that before boiling eggs, they must be washed with a solution of baking soda!

Fuss pointed out that eggshells are porous and dyes can get to the whites, so you need to time them correctly when dyeing eggs!

 

Dyed eggs

Also on OBOZREVATEL reported how to beautifully dye eggs with a mixture of vinegar, onion husks and hibiscus tea.

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