Ink Squid

Ink, squid

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Learn more about the naturally-occurring food colouring, squid ink, including where it comes from, where to buy it from and what it can be used for.

A black substance that comes from the ink sack of squid, also known as calamari. The squid releases the ink to frighten off predators, but it is also a prized cooking ingredient, adding a striking black colour and a mild salty flavour to risotto, pasta and even bread.

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Availability

Buy it already extracted from the squid and pre-packaged from Italian food stores.

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Cook it

Add the ink to the water as pasta and risotto cooks.