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Are carrots dyed orange?

Probably not. Carrots naturally (or due to selective breeding) come in an extremely wide variety of colors from white to yellow to orange to red/pink to purple. It's likely that you were simply ...
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Flatbread dough turned red

As Joe mentioned, there was something acting as a litmus paper! Turmeric placed in an alkaline solution will turn bright red! quoted from: https://foodcrumbles.com/how-turmeric-gets-its-color/ Most ...
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Are carrots dyed orange?

It's probably not anything so sinister. Even typical orange carrots do vary somewhat in hue. And as with many other vegetables, "heirloom" varieties of carrot have started to make a bit of a comeback ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

The skin is yellow probably because the chicken was fed with maize. Age and race of the chicken are a factor, too. In Germany (and propably Europe) you can explicitly buy „Maishähnchen“ that is fed ...
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Is the print on eggs safe for consumption?

This is an excerpt: Regulatory compliance. Inks used for egg coding must comply with government regulations governing food marking inks. These broadly state that inks printed on food items ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

In the EU to call a chicken "corn chicken" you need to tick some boxes while growing it: fodder must be AT LEAST 50% corn. fodder cannot contain anything GMO-ed. chicken must be free ranged ...
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Are carrots dyed orange?

The other answers did not mention the packaging. Carrots that come in bags (like baby carrots) often have an orange grid pattern painted on the bag. This makes the carrots look significantly more ...
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Are carrots dyed orange?

Carrots come in lots of colors from pure white, yellow, orange up to and even including deep purple. They are not dyed.
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Pink curing salt turned yellow - safe to use?

That's our brand "Home Curing UK" or "Surfy's". The colouring used at that time was a natural colouring. Unfortunately the colour deteriorates over time due to the action of light ...
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Is synthetic astaxanthin (salmon "dye") safe?

Yes, the FDA has determined that astaxanthin is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS), at 0.15 mg/serving. This doesn't indicate whether there are any health considerations associated with ...
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How can I color pasta during cooking or afterwards, preferably using natural coloring?

I tried boiling the noodles with colored water and it didn't change the color at all. I made a corn starch slurry with cold water (approx 1/2 cup) and McCormick's Colors from Nature (red 2 tsp), ...
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Are carrots dyed orange?

Carrots are not dyed, but they are orange because of a substance (Carotene C40Hx) in them that is actually named after carrots. Many other orange foods get their orange color from Carotene.
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Are Saffron Crocus petals edible?

It seems that the answer is yes... The vast majority of the literature out there around saffron petals relates to the pharmacological compounds found in the petals. For normal use, the petals are ...
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Medium-rare sous vide steak - achieving coloring without slicing?

My observation for cooking steak sous-vide and avoiding this issue is as follows: If I cook it in a complete vacuum, it really stays gray for a longer time. Cooking in a zip-loc bag helps me shorten ...
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Broad bean water went brown overnight

no, definitely not rust from the iron content in the beans, the amount of iron in Broad Beans is far too small for that. It is more likely the tannins from the beans.
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How to tint powdered sugar (icing sugar)?

I think i can help you here if anyone is interested. It's an easy process that costs almost nothing. No grinders are required. The issue with using liquid colours is they cause the icing sugar to ...
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Medium-rare sous vide steak - achieving coloring without slicing?

There's a phenomenon called blooming that occurs with sous vide cooking. Basically the interior red/pink meat needs to be exposed to oxygen in order to take OB that rosy hue. So to answer your ...
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Halloween Special: Glow in the dark food

Use bioluminescence. Glow worms are edible and they are phosphorescent. You could make powder from organisms that have phosphorescence (glow worms). Crush them, sprinkle them on top of lollipops or ...
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Are Saffron Crocus petals edible?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251391/ The medical study above indicates the petals have signifigant effect similar to the stigma (threads).
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

I was just in a butcher shop/carnicería in Puerto Vallarta with a Mexican guide who was telling us the chicken in Mexico is dyed yellow. She said even having lived in the US and Canada for years, she ...
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How to make vivid color candy with a small quantity of natural food coloring?

To the question in the title: you can't. Food coloring works just like any other dye or pigment. It consists of tiny colored particles, and the more particles you have in one place, the more intense ...
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How can i improve the strength/pigmentation of colours in my Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing

What you're trying is quite difficult, because buttercream is a foam, and foams are generally whitish due to the laws of physics. The best you can do is to buy specialized food coloring meant for ...
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Is synthetic astaxanthin (salmon "dye") safe?

According to a meta-study from 2014, there are no negative health effects associated with consumption of astaxanthin, even in doses more than 100X greater than what is found in salmon. This is true ...
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Pink curing salt turned yellow - safe to use?

Yes. The pink is a dye to distinguish it from regular table salt. So no worries about safety. Here are two of the folks from America's Test Kitchen discussing it from 1:00 to 1:50.
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

As far as I know it would be illegal to literally dye the chicken but I am not an expert on Mexican food safety laws. However I can say that in the eu’s spanish market special feeds are formulated to ...
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How to make striking glaze drizzle?

It’s cocoa butter and colour. Probably powdered colour for best results.
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No brown coloring: how to make macaron brown with only red and green coloring powders

I wouldn't try to mix food coloring for something as sensitive as macarons and a color as difficult as brown. Color theory sounds easy enough, but practice is a different beast. The intensity of the ...
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Are carrots dyed orange?

In response to your question, carrots are not dyed. (Unless of course you are talking about the mini frosting carrots on carrot cakes) Regular carrots, however contain a natural pigment known as ...
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How to avoid using artificial food coloring in cookie and cake decorating

If you want to avoid food colors (both natural and artificial additives;; thees with "E number") you can use natural food colors or in EU "coloring foods". There is a wide range of fruit and vegetable ...
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Colouring oil - chocolate look alike

If you really want to color oil, then oil-based food coloring would probably be the most straightforward thing. You should be able to get enough colors to mix to get the brown you want. That said, I'...
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