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Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

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What do I use to keep cut apple from turning brown?

By Jerry from Goldsboro, NC

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By Vicki 24 428 03/07/2011 Flag

See all the archives below. I use lemon or lime juice myself. It also works to keep them submerged (completely) in water. This also works for potatoes. (But don't do the submerging thing for long, as I just imagine it pulls out vitamins and minerals into the water).

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By Lilac 20 1,329 03/08/2011 Flag

Toss them in lemon or orange juice.

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By Nancy 9 10 03/09/2011 Flag

I also live in N.C. Older folks, when they put up apples in the winter, would peel and quarter them, and soak them in lightly salted water, until they either canned or froze them.

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By Pixiedust7 7 888 03/12/2011 Flag

My friend Bill taught me that you can also sprinkle apple slices with ascorbic acid powder, which is available at vitamin stores. As a bonus, it contributes some Vitamin C.

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By mamacrafter 45 30 03/29/2011 Flag

If I peel apples and want to cook later. I put them in some water just enough to cover them. with lemon juice and two table spoon sugar. Set in ref. and when you take out you can just pour them into pan and cook, with the liquids. And you don't loose any flavor.

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Archive: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Tips for keeping apple slices and pieces from turning brown. Post your ideas.

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RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Sugar water. It really works, and tastes quite yummy, too! (01/17/2005)

By ~*Janique*~

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Dip apple slices in a lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. (07/08/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Keeping Apples from Turning Brown

Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to anything you use apples in, it will keep them from turning brown.

By Jeanette Hamilton (07/08/2005)

By ThriftyFun

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

I've heard you can dip your freshly cut apple slices in 7-Up to keep from discoloring. I've not tried this. Apple slices around here don't last long enough! (07/08/2005)

By badwater

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

I have heard Sprite soda pop works, too. I usually have lemon juice on hand though and it works well. (07/08/2005)

By mamajuice43

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Put the cut apple slices under a kiwi half to prevent the apple from turning brown. (01/17/2006)

By Clarissa M.

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

I have heard that salt is a good way to stop apples from browning. (03/15/2007)

By kerry

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

A little salt in cold water keeps apples from oxidizing. As an alternative, lemon juice in cold water also works well. (09/26/2007)

By ~stilljetter~

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Orange juice works well. (10/24/2007)

By moniboo

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Pineapple juice works better than anything you come up with. I work in a school cafe. (01/23/2008)

By Leslie

RE: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

Lemon juice works the best, and so does fresh fruit. (11/02/2008)

By bob

Archive: Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

I cut a Gala apple in half, peeled it and put the peelings in a small apple size bowl, skin side down. Then I returned the other half atop the the peelings and then put it back in the fridge. It lasts for a week or so without turning brown. Serendipity.

By PamelaW from Sun Lakes, AZ

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