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Natural dyes can be used to color eggs

March 17, 2012
By Sarah Hatfield - naturalist , Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary

If you read carefully the ingredients on the colored ''Goldfish'' crackers box, you'll notice some interesting ones. Beet powder, spinach and paprika among others. People heard about the potential ill effects of artificial dyes, and some companies responded by using natural dyes, many of which come from vegetables. Of course, when you tell kids this, they say ''gross!'' and refuse to eat the crackers. Better to not tell them.



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