HOW TO DYE BLUE EGGS NATURALLY WITH RED CABBAGE?
We continue preparation for a Healthy and Pure Easter. After yesterday red eggs dyed with beetroot, we will speak today about “blue” eggs.
As strange as it might sound, the result obtained with red cabbage is not red, but closer to blue. How would you define nuance on the photo? It was done with dark shelf eggs. If you use white eggs, you could obtain a different nuance which might be even better.
Same reason as in the case of red eggs. We are consistent. We are replacing the chemicals which are usually used to dye our eggs in blue under a very suggestive name: brilliant FCF E133 and structure. There are studies mentioning that this ingredient can have potential cytotoxic and genotoxic effect on human lymphocytes. What’s the point of buying organic eggs and then dyeing them with chemicals?
The recipe is easier than for red eggs.
If you prefer a video, I have saved a short movie on YouTube. Have fun!!!
- Organic red cabbage: with half of cabbage of the dimension you see on the photo, you can dye quite a lot of eggs. With the second half, you can do a salad.
- Organic eggs: 10 or more. I have used eggs with brown shell. I think you might also get an interesting result with white ones. To be tested.
- White wine vinegar: 1 tablespoon for every 200 ml of water.
- Organic vegetable or sunflower oil: 1 tablespoon max.
☘️ Take out the eggs from the fridge in advance.
☘️ Boil water in a large bowl.
☘️ Cut the red cabbage with a mixer or you can use big pieces cut with a knife.
☘️ Add the cabbage in the boiling water.
☘️ Boil the cabbage for 30-60 minutes and then remove from the heat.
☘️ IMPORTANT: If you want to get an expressive color, then from our experience, vinegar is mandatory. We tried without, but I have gotten a very pale nuance. We recommend adding 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar to each glass of water. Add it to the resulted above dye. The vinegar smell will not be felt because it does not boil.
☘️ Wash the eggs.
☘️ Boil the eggs separately for 9 minutes.
☘️ Add the boiled eggs to the dye with vinegar for minimum 1-2 h. The eggs must be completely covered with the water.
☘️ Take out the eggs from the water and let them dry on a plate. Do not put them on an absorbent napkin/towel and do not wipe them with the napkin. You must touch it as little as possible. When they dry out on one side, turn them on the other. Put a little bit of olive or sunflower oil in the dry palms and rub the eggs (should be completely dry). The oil will bring glow. Put the eggs on a plate. Avoid absorbent towels.
Ready! One more step to a Healthy Easter in harmony with yourself and nature!
Tomorrow will follow yellow eggs dyed with curcuma/turmeric!