Keep Acidulated Water On Hand For Sliced Fruit

Keep Acidulated Water On Hand For Sliced Fruit

Everyone knows that adding lemon juice to sliced fruit will keep it from browning, but it can also impart a bitter flavour to the fruit unless you balance it with a little sugar or other sweetener. Bento weblog Lunch in a Box recommends having a small container of water with lemon juice and sweetener ready to go in your fridge so you can quickly assemble lunches and snacks on the fly.

Lunch in a Box also notes that:

…any form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) will work including lime juice, orange juice, cream of tartar, a crushed vitamin C tablet dissolved in water, or even ground chilli pepper. I like the flavour that orange juice adds to fruit, but often use bottled lemon juice with a little Splenda or sugar for the same effect without the pucker. Salt water also slows browning and adds an interesting savory bite to fruit.

Adding the acidulated water to a spray bottle would also work well.

Speed Tip: Keep acidulated water for slicing fruit [Lunch In A Box]

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