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Old 08-07-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Question Bright green pickles?

I've seen bright green pickles at luncheons and covered dish dinners. Are they "regular" pickles with green food coloring? Can I add the green food color to any kind of pickles? I can never seem to track down the person who brought those pickles to ask for their "secret".

I am planning to make lime watermelon rind pickles this weekend and am wondering if I can make them bright green?

Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 08-07-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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I know some of the jarred pickles add tumeric, but that gives it a more yellow color than green. My pickles start off bright green, but tone down as the pickling process proceeds

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They are fermented pickles which often retain a bright color. Refrigerator pickles will do the same, but not as much.
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