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From Palettes to Palates – Giving Thanks for the Food and its Color

Before you sit down to your bountiful feast and give thanks for the food you’re about to devour, you may want to thank A.H. Munsell too. Many of the foods you eat, whether fresh picked produce or processed foods, are sorted, graded, or colored using Munsell color standards.

Let’s start with appetizers, a zesty antipasto salad wouldn’t be complete without ripe delicious olives. So just what color should a canned ripe olive be?  Munsell USDA Canned Ripe Olives Color Standard has the answer.  Seeing is believing, but tasting is a lot more satisfying…  yum!

And now for the main course… whether you’re making a sauce or another tangy sweet culinary delight, the brilliant red tomato not only adds a splash of color to your Thanksgiving palette, but also a savory sensation to your palate. Thanks to the Munsell USDA Canned Tomato Color Standard rest assured your tomatoes will look as good as they taste.

Feasting on Colorful Foods

Arguably, the best part of any feast is the decadent deserts. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without the classic pumpkin pie. It not only tingles your taste buds with a bit of sweet, spicy flavor, but also adds an appealing rich orange color to the desert table.  Whether used in breads, pies, puddings or soups, every can of pumpkin meets USDA standards thanks to the Munsell USDA Pumpkin / Squash Color Standard.  And if pumpkin isn’t your thing, then you can’t go wrong with another color of the season… cherry red. From pies and pastries to tart, sweet toppings, Munsell USDA Frozen Cherries Color Standard ensures the freshness of frozen cherries.

Whether you’re traveling over the river and through the woods or hosting the family at your home, there’s no place like home for the holidays.  And there’s no place like Munsell for making them merry and bright… at least the food.

Learn more about how Munsell Color Standards help academia, business, and government communicate and control color. And tell us what foods you are feasting on this holiday season.


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