Keeping Cut Fruit Fresh

How to keep cut up fruit fresh?

Traci from Lodi, CA

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Fresh as in no brown fresh? A squirt of lemon juice or a soak in salt water (then rinsed, not the lemon juice) would do that. If you use a little more lemon juice on apples that are just blah, let them sit for a day or two, they get a really great flavor, kind of like a pinapple guava (yah, gotta have one, there is no way to describe the taste, but it's good).

As for any other fresh ideas, I am stumped.

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I learned this as a supermarket demonstrator.

Soak the cut-up fruit in pineapple juice. It works


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Lemon or pineapple juice work great. There is also a product called Fruit Fresh. It is powdered citric acid, which is what is in lemon and pineapple juice that keeps the fruit from turning. I use it when I am canning or freezing to keep my fruit looking fresh all the time. It is available in your grocery in the spice aisle or near canning supplies, not very expensive.


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hi you just squeeze some lemon juice on it! this will stop it from turning brown and keep it fresh in the fridge for up to one week!

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Lime juice also works. My kids like it because it gives a little different flavor. But anything acidic will discourage oxidization.

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I have found that for sliced strawberries if I sprinkle a little Splenda on them, they do not get mushy as quickly as they do with regular sugar.

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put fresh berries in canning jars, they stay fresh in the frig longer...

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