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Keeping Cut Fruit from Browning

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Cutting fruit in advance saves time but also can result in unattractive, oxidized brown fruit. This is a guide about keeping cut fruit from browning.
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February 3, 2011

Fruit fresh made easy! Fruit-Fresh is so expensive and there is so little in the can. The main ingredient is vitamin C or ascorbic acid. I got to thinking and bought some chewable vitamin C tablets, crushed them in water, and mixed into my fruit salad. Works great and keeps the fruit from browning and tastes fine. Works wonderfully!

By karla from Eugene, OR

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February 5, 20110 found this helpful

Depending on what's in your fruit salad or what your using the fruit for, I use orange juice in fruit salad and dip in a lemon juice/water mix for dehydrating or canning. A quick dip doesn't add lemon taste.

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September 25, 20160 found this helpful

Three slices of red apple

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This is a guide about prevent apples slices from turning brown. When you need to store cut apples for later use, there are a few ways to keep them looking fresh.

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December 3, 20051 found this helpful

Squeeze lemon juice on fruit salad and it will not brown quickly. Some grapefruit juice will work as well and will taste even better (if you like the taste of grapefruits).

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By 0 found this helpful
May 16, 2005

When I cut fresh fruit for a salad it turns Brown. How can I keep this from happening?

Thanks for your help,
Missy from Las Vegas

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September 27, 20070 found this helpful

I've read this tip in a recipe book the other day. I must try it out first though. They say that you must pop an apple, banana or avocado quickly in boiling water before peeling it. The skin of the banana and avo might turn black, but the fruit will not be affected. After this, the fruit will not turn brown once peeled. I don't know - it sounds too good to be true. I will try it and let you know.

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November 21, 20070 found this helpful

A few years ago I bought a product named "Tater White" which was used mostly by restaurants. It worked well on any fruits or vegetable and took only a small amount. One package lasted me for years, but I can't find it anymore. Does anyone know where I can find it?

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January 16, 20080 found this helpful

I have heard to put lemon juice or salt water on it.

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March 5, 20080 found this helpful

If you don't want fruit to brown put them in water with a vitamin c tablet. It does work. I used it for a science experiment.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 23, 20080 found this helpful

I heard lemon juice works

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May 5, 20080 found this helpful

Keep a fruit such as an apple or pear in a fresh fruit container and put it in the fridge. Make sure fruit is fresh or use lemon juice.

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June 23, 20080 found this helpful

Pineapple juice works just as well as lemon and tastes a lot better too.

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June 10, 2008

How do you keep fresh peaches from turning brown on desserts?

Esoper from Franklinton, NC

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 10, 20080 found this helpful

Lemon juice helps keep them from turning or, if you are using a glaze, cut them right into the glaze and toss. The air flow is what causes them to turn brown. I use a little lemon juice with a little water just enough to coat but not enough to flavor them. Good luck and enjoy those peaches. Also some people just use sugar on them and that seems to help some

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 11, 20080 found this helpful

Soak all cut fruits in sprite or 7 up for few minutes. Adds flavor and prevents them from turning. Even works on bananas.

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June 11, 20080 found this helpful

I've also used this trick on fresh fruit salad. Pour a can of 7-Up over your peaches/fruit. Drain, before serving. On fruit salad, it gives it a nice sparkly flavor too.

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June 11, 20080 found this helpful

I use something called fruit fresh. You can usually find it in the aisle of your grocer where the pectin for making jams is.

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June 12, 20080 found this helpful

I learned this while serving as a demonstrator in supermarkets. Soak fruit in pineapple juice. Hope this helps!

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August 20, 20080 found this helpful

I use frozen concentrated orange juice to keep peaches from turning brown. Wash approx. 15-20 peaches, slice with the skins on for nutritional value, add one 12 oz. can frozen concentrated orange juice, mix well to thoroughly coat and place in freezer bags. The orange juice adds a delicious flavor and color to the peaches and is sure to please. One of my favorite recipes is peach cobbler: thaw a bag of peaches and add topping, nothing needs to be added to the peaches.

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September 20, 20140 found this helpful

When slicing bananas to put in a gelatin salad, how do I keep them from turning dark?

By Sandi L.

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