Aroniaberries have been used for dye for centuries. Native Americans used the berry for health and wellness purposes as well as for clothing dye. This inspired us to try using our Superberries Aroniaberry Concentrate in place of tablets for the traditional Easter egg dye. We were thrilled. We loved the color of purple the eggs turned. The longer we left them in the dye or added more concentrate it deepened the color. In addition to Aroniaberries we've compiled additional fruits and veggies that can be used for Easter Egg Dye in this article.
Here's the list of Easter egg colors and the fruits and vegetables to use to produce the color of egg:
Purple -- Frozen Aroniaberries or Aroniaberry Concentrate
Yellow -- Yellow Onion Skins
Bright Yellow -- Turmeric or Saffron
Red -- Red Onion Skins
Orange -- Chili Powder
Pink to Deep Red -- Beets
Pink -- Raspberries
Blue -- Red Cabbage
Green -- Spinach
Yellow Green -- Yellow or Green Apple Peels
Brown -- Coffee
When we dyed the Easter Eggs using the Aroniaberry Concentrate, we used 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and a teaspoon of concentrate. To intensify the color we added additional teaspoons of concentrate. You can also use our frozen Aronia berries in boiling water to create a dye as well.
With the other veggies and fruit, it is recommended to add chopped or shredded fruit/veggies to 2 cups of boiling water and letting that simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the bits of fruits and veggies out. What remains is your dye. The longer you keep your boiled egg in the dye, the more colorful the egg will become. Some recommend keeping the eggs in the dye overnight in the refrigerator.