Natural food colorings are a great alternative to the artificial variety, which have been linked to numerous health concerns. These natural colorings, derived from plants, fruits, and vegetables, are a safe and healthy way to dye food. At Mochidoki, we select only the highest quality ingredients to color our mochi dough and let their natural flavors shine.
Our Strawberry Mochi dough gets its brilliant shade of pink from not a fruit, but a vegetable, the beet.
Beet extract produces a deep red color and can be used to color a variety of foods, including pastries, ice cream, and smoothies. This popular natural food coloring is also high in antioxidants and has been linked to various health benefits, including reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
Commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines, turmeric gives our Vegan Mango Mochi dough its vibrant yellow-orange color. Similar to beet extract, turmeric also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.
When using natural food colorings it's important to be mindful of the source and quality of the product to ensure that you are getting a pure and natural product. At Mochidoki, we source the globe for the most delectable flavors and highest quality ingredients so you can feel good about snacking on our mochi ice cream.