Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

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February 23, 2012

A cut apple that is held together with a rubberband to keep from browning.After cutting an apple, put it back together with an elastic ban. This will keep it from going brown in lunches.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario


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December 13, 2011

When you want to send a cut up apple in a child's lunch, cut the apple in square pieces, leaving it together as you cut, then wrap a rubber band around it to hold it together. This keeps it from turning brown.

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December 3, 2005

Coat peeled apples with a little lemon juice to keep them from browning quickly. Or toss them into a basin of water with a pinch of salt in it.

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March 7, 2011

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

By Jerry Bankhead from Goldsboro, NC


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If I peel apples and want to cook later, I put them in some water, just enough to cover them. I add lemon juice and two tablespoons sugar. Then I put them in the refrigerator.


When I take them out I can just pour them into a pan and cook, with the liquids. You don't lose any flavor.

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January 2, 2012

How do you keep sliced apples from browning?

By Dan


January 4, 20120 found this helpful
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I sprinkle lemon or lime juice on them. If I need to keep a bunch from turning, I put them in a zip bag and mix about 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice with 1 tablespoon water, pour in and seal up and mix around.

There is also a product at the grocery store called Fruit Fresh. I believe it's normally with the canning products. We use it on peaches.

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January 10, 20120 found this helpful
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Sprite and other lemon/lime soda/pop works great, as well as the others mentioned.

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June 27, 2017

There are at least a couple of common methods used to keep apples and other fruit from turning brown after peeling. One is lemon juice and the other is a salt water bath. This is a page about using salt to keep apples from browning.

A container of salt next to cut apples in water.

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March 7, 2011

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.

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November 30, 2009

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

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