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Blue Vegetable

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From: Rachel Dumaine
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Redondo Beach, CA
I need a "blue vegetable" for a rainbow platter. I am using eggplant for the purple, unless there is another purple one (?) that I can substitute and then use the eggplant for the blue color?

Alternative, is there a vegetable I can dye blue with food coloring?

This is for a Fairy party for my 5-year-old twins -- THIS SATURDAY 3/22 -- HURRY!

THANKS! Rachel

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
Office of Web Development
gstack@illinois.edu
Hi,

If you are asking what you might find in your local market I would have to say eggplant for sure and on occasion yo might run across purple pod beans, there are blue colored carrots but not very common in the market place but other than that I am at a loss as to what else might be naturally blue. As far as what you can dye again I have no experience with that and it would be total expeimentation as to what would take a blue dye. I guess it is a matter or trying a few samples of veggies and see what turns the blue you want. You can alway turn carnations blue by placing stems in blue dyed water and having the petals take on a blue color.

 
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