Anyone who’s spent even a modicum of time browsing Instagram lately has more than likely noticed the new viral craze that's currently dominating social media: rainbow-colored food.
Everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to bagels to lattes have received the multicolored treatment, which can be achieved with the use of obscene amounts of food coloring. And while the latest culinary fad has been polarizing to say the least, there’s no questioning eye-popping aesthetic of these kaleidoscopic treats. So it was only a matter of time before sushi joined the fray of Instagram-ready snackables.
But for foodies who may balk at the idea of using artificial food coloring to harness all the colors of the rainbow, some resourceful amateur cooks have discovered inventive ways to achieve your desired effect. For instance, food blogger Elsa's Wholesome Life suggests using natural ingredients like matcha, magui, tumeric, and spirulina to rainbow-fy your sushi. These alternatives are important to note, as there have been established links between food dyes and cancer. Despite the evidence, the U.S. has no plans to ban these dangerous additives, which the European Union did back in 2010.
But since the rainbow-colored food craze shows know signs of slowing down, rainbow sushi is a healthy alternative.
Learn how to make sushi with a copy of Tokyo Cult Recipes, and let us know if you're a fan of the rainbow food craze.