How to make multicolored spaghetti

Make a simple, delicious surprise for your child!

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

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  • beets;
  • spinach;
  • toma­to paste;
  • wa­ter;
  • spaghet­ti.

Step-by-step in­struc­tions

In sep­a­rate cups, blend beets, spinach, and toma­to paste with wa­ter. Fil­ter out the beet and spinach pulp. Cook some spaghet­ti in the re­sult­ing col­ored wa­ter – it turns dif­fer­ent col­ors!

Process de­scrip­tion

Beets, spinach, and toma­to paste con­tain nat­u­ral dyes: be­tanin, chloro­phyll, and ly­copene. When heat­ed, the dye mol­e­cules get “stuck” in the spaghet­ti’s struc­ture. This tints the spaghet­ti dif­fer­ent col­ors! It’s a healthy meal for your fu­ture sci­en­tists!

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