Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: food coloring
- yeah, i dont think the shells is the part with the dye. the hull, from when
it's on the tree, turns things black from the juice. if i remember correctly,
(who managed to avoid spending days in childhood staining hands, and noticed
the other kids that did.)
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Lady_Lark_Azure"
>I've heard of walnut hulls being used as a dye, but not walnut
> Well, I've managed to get some decent colors. I may have to head to
> a health food store for walnuts in the shell--they're more of a fall
> thing in grocery stores.
shells...or is it the walnuts themselves you plan to use?
Giraude (who spend many a fall day in childhood staining her hands
rolling hulls off of black walnuts)
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> Message: 10Actually, cochineal is not used in cranberry juice.
> Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 16:29:01 -0500
> From: kittencat3@...
> Subject: Re: food coloring
> Red - I'd try pomegranate juice or cochineal if you
> can get it (especially cochineal, which is very very
> bright and is used as a modern food coloring in
> cranberry juice). Black - walnut shells.
> Good luck!
> Sarah Davies
It is used in pink grapefruit juice made by
Ocean Spray, which is probably where the confusion
If you are planning on using cochineal in food,
please let your diners know this, as it is a
red coloring made from the Cochineal Insect.
There are a lot of people, both vegetarians and
non-vegetarians who have a problem with using this
source for red coloring.
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