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Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

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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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February 23, 2012

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.

Source: A friend sent me this idea

By Elaine S. from Near Cedar Rapids, IA

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December 3, 20051 found this helpful

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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June 27, 20170 found this helpful

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 guide 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

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

By Jerry from Goldsboro, NC

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March 29, 20110 found this helpful
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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, 20120 found this helpful

How do you keep sliced apples from browning?

By Dan

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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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March 7, 20110 found this helpful

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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November 30, 20090 found this helpful

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

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Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

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

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By ~*Janique*~

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

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

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

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.

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

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~

Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

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

By moniboo

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

Prevent Apples Slices from Turning Brown

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

By bob

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