HOW TO DYE YELLOW EGGS NATURALLY WITH CURCUMA/TURMERIC
Today is about sunshine! We are close to Easter and are opening our hearts to the light!
After dyeing eggs in red with organic beetroot, blue with organic red cabbage, we will transform them into yellow due to curcuma/turmeric!
We avoid the colorant tartrazine E102 which is usually used in yellow dye and replace it with the natural condiment curcuma/turmeric. If you use light brown shell eggs, you could get a natural yellow color as on my photos.
Recipe is very simple. If you prefer a video, I have saved a short movie on YouTube. Have fun!!!
- Curcuma/turmeric: 3-4 tablespoons.
- Organic eggs: 10 or more. I have used eggs with light brown shell.
- White wine vinegar: 1 tablespoon for every 200 ml of water.
- Organic olive or sunflower oil: 1 tablespoon max.
☘️ Take out the eggs from the fridge in advance.
☘️ Boil water in a large bowl.
☘️ Add curcuma/turmeric and boil for 30-60 minutes. Mix well. Most probably the condiment will not be totally dissolved in water. No worries. It is fine.
☘️ Take out the dye 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 dye. The vinegar smell will not be felt because it does not boil.
☘️ Wash the eggs.
☘️ Boil the eggs in a separate bowl for 9 min. Be careful not to break the eggs.
☘️ Add the eggs to the boiled water with curcuma.
☘️ The eggs must be completely covered with dye.
☘️ Leave the eggs in the dye until you get the shade you want. Min for 1 hour. However, you can leave them for much longer and even move them to dye in the fridge.
☘️ Take out the eggs from the dye. They might be covered by curcuma sediment. Let it and put the eggs to dry on a plate. Do not put them on an absorbent napkin/towel and do not wipe them with the napkin. You must touch the eggs as little as possible. When eggs dry out on one side, turn them on the other.
☘️ When eggs are dried, then you can easily clean the sediment of curcuma. It will be transformed into dust and easier to clean without damaging the nice yellow color.
☘️ Put a little bit of olive or sunflower oil in the dry palms and rub the eggs. The oil will bring glow. Put the eggs on a plate. Avoid absorbent towels.
☘️ Sunshine, isn’t it?
This year you have dyed eggs with love from what nature generously gives us, curcuma/turmeric. You have avoided the tartrazine E102 synthetic colorant, which is usually contained in the commercial yellow dye.
If you have not used before this condiment, an opportunity to discover an interesting condiment with scientifically proven health benefits. You could start for example by colouring and flavouring some of your dishes.
A Healthy Easter in harmony with yourself and nature!