Hardly anything is a symbol for Easter as the colored eggs. Whether elaborately decorated or classically solid: at the end of April it will be colorful in the egg Cup.
Colored eggs from the supermarket have a hook
Who has color no time or desire for the eggs, keeps the colorful eggs from the supermarket might be a good choice. The matter has not, however, a significant catch: For these soft-boiled eggs the same labelling rules as their raw counterparts. So for those who value the attitude of the laying hens, to be left completely in the dark.
Only the date of minimum durability, and the dyes used must be noted on the packaging, such as Express.de reported. For individually sold colorful eggs, the rules are even laxer. Here, the seller must indicate the date of minimum durability, but only on customer’s demand.
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So simply dyeing Easter eggs yourself, and you have to
the value you place on the origin of Easter eggs? Then you should grab yourself to a brush and colors. Pay attention to the ingredients of the Easter egg colors. Artificial azo dyes such as Allura red or quinoline yellow are suspected to affect the activity and attention of children or pseudo-allergies to trigger.
The consumer advocates, the magazine Ökotest recommend to dye Easter eggs with natural colors:
red to pink: beetroot, elderberry juice blue: red cabbage, blueberries, hibiscus flowers green: spinach, nettle brown: onion skins, black tea yellow: turmeric
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How do you dye Easter eggs with natural dyes
materials to dye the eggs, you must cook the base material in a Liter of water and strain.
vegetables: 500g cut into small pieces and about 30 to 40 minutes of cooking flowers and berries: soak for 30 to 100 grams is only about two hours and then up to 60 minutes of cooking. Powder: 3-4 tsp in a Liter of water about 30 minutes to soak and then cook for 30 minutes.
strain Then the Färbesud, allow to cool and boiled eggs in it color. The color with an iron nail intensify and vinegar to lighten.
This is too complicated? In health food stores or health food stores you can also buy fabrics, eggs colors from natural ingredients. But no matter whether you opt for a self-made Färbesud, or a mixture of the reforms of the house: don’t Expect the intense coloring that you would get with artificial dyes. For that, you can enjoy the Easter eggs with a clear Conscience or give it away.
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