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While [[beetroot]] leaves a lovely pink-reddish colour on most [[fabric|textile]]s, the colour is water-soluble. So even if you boil the fabric with crushed beetroot and [[salt]] for a week, the most you're going to get is very clean fabric.
Nope, sorry. Not going to happen.
 
   
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However, this does not preclude beetroot from being a colourant for food.
While [[beetroot]] leaves a lovely pink-reddish colour of most [[fabric|textile]]s, the colour is water-soluble. So even if you boil the fabric with crushed beetroot and [[salt]] for a week, the most you're going to get is very clean fabric.
 

Revision as of 23:36, 17 November 2005

While beetroot leaves a lovely pink-reddish colour on most textiles, the colour is water-soluble. So even if you boil the fabric with crushed beetroot and salt for a week, the most you're going to get is very clean fabric.

However, this does not preclude beetroot from being a colourant for food.