Organic Red Food Color Recipe | Natural Red Color | with step by step photos and video. Red beets contain a pigment called betanin that gives them their magenta hue and can serve as a natural organic food coloring. Mainly used to color frostings, cookies, cakes, candies, even some pasta, and sauces.
Here I am going to share with you how to make the beet powder, a natural food coloring from scratch. And after trying countless different approaches, I finally, have the DIY natural food coloring recipe. No artificial colors. No preservatives. Just vegetables and fruits and water. Keep in mind that when mixed into frostings or icing, the natural food coloring will create lovely pastels rather than incredibly vibrant and nearly neon hues.
How to make Organic Red Food Color?
Organic Red Food Color Recipe | Natural Red Color Powder | with step by step photos and video. The red color powder is obtained from the slices of beetroots which are allowed to dry for a minimum of 3 days under sunlight or shade.
The challenge with naturally-occurring food colorings is that they aren’t as intense as commercial ones. Your red won’t be pure red, but the colors have unique tints all their own. The key to achieving the most vibrant color is to start with as concentrated of a base as possible. In addition, One thing that natural food colors have that commercial colors don’t is taste. Because the color comes from real food ingredients, a small amount of flavor will remain in the final icing.
Organic Red Food Color RecipeCourse: Food Color PowderCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
1 big size beetroot or 2 small beetroots
- Firstly cut the edges & peel off the skin.
- Using a grater, grate the beetroot. While using the grater keep sure to use the large holes of the grater. (For reference check the figure)
- Now Spread the beetroot slices over an aluminum or stainless steel plate.
- Allow the beetroot slices to dry for 3 days under sun or shade. Dry until the slices turn rigid & breakable.
- Now transfer the slices to a small mixie jar & grind for 40 to 50 seconds or until it is powdered.
- Transfer and store it in an airtight container.
- While using it in cooking add either 1 to 2 tsp beetroot powder directly or dilute it with water and add.
- While using the grater use the large holes for grating.
- Dry the slices until the beetroot slices become rigid and breakable.