Reduce Browning By Cutting Apples Underwater

Browned apple slices are nobody's idea of appetising, so the next time you reach for the fruit, remember to cut it under water to keep its colour fresher for longer.

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Tips site wikiHow says that to keep an apple from quickly turning brown, cut it under water to prevent the enzymes from getting in contact with the surrounding oxygen, then store it in water until it's time to eat or serve the fruit. Choosing apples that brown less, such as the Granny Smith variety, is another way to keep browning to a minimum. For their part, Red Delicious apples are apparently the fastest to turn brown.

Browse the full post for the other colour-preserving tips including using the aid of lemon or lime juice.

Keep a Cut Apple from Turning Brown [wikiHow]


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