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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Glob Paint Is Loaded With Fruits and Veggies

Posted By on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge These paints are made out of plants. - GLOB
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  • These paints are made out of plants.

Because there's so much crossover between the worlds of eating and crafting around these parts, here's a food find that isn't actually edible: Botanical paints made out of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Naturally, this simple-yet-genius product was invented in Berkeley. Glob Natural Paints utilizes ingredients like pomegranate, tangerine, blueberry, and basil for a concentrated powder paint that smells like its namesake. (You're not supposed to taste them but we got a lick of the tangerine and, while not something we'd eat again, it tasted rather natural.)

See also:

- Fruit and Vegetable Leathers Transform Into Fine Dining Treat

- At Buyer's Best Friend, You Can Sample Any Food in the Store

Mix them with a little bit of water and they function like watercolors, or you can dump extra powder in and get a more substantial brushstroke. Individual paint pouches (packaged like seed packets) and gift sets of Glob are available in San Francisco at Buyer's Best Friend in the Upper Haight.

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