I pickled jalapeños and put one or two carrots lives and a bunch of garlic. The garlic is turning blue!! Any ideas?!

  • Posted by: Tasha
  • July 29, 2014
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Susan W. July 29, 2014
Garlic contains pigments that turn green, purple or blue when in contact with acid. I think there are tricks you can try to combat it, but I think it looks cool.
 
creamtea July 29, 2014
Sometimes garlic turns blue in the presence of acid: chemical reaction. It is still edible.
 
Pegeen July 29, 2014
Do you mean carrot "leaves" - the green tops of fresh carrots? Is the water turning blue, or just the garlic cloves?
 
Blue July 29, 2014
Blue/Green garlic is normal. I was like WTH the first time it happend to me. :)
http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/08/ask-the-food-lab-why-does-my-garlic-turn-green.html
 
aargersi July 29, 2014
That's kinda cool! My guess is that you used black olives and the color is leaching out into the pickling liquid. Pretend you did it on purpose and think up a good name for it, and own it! It'll still taste good!
 
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