I love apples, what I don’t love is how fast they get brown, ew. When apples get brown they look ugly. Prettier food is just nicer to eat right? I came across some simple ways on how to keep apples from turning brown!
So first of all, let me just say that brown apples are totally safe to eat. They just don’t look like they are. I mean I know when I see them getting brown, my appetite tends to fade fast.
It’s simply the result of a chemical reaction from the oxygen coming into contact with the polyphenol oxidase which is an enzyme that is in apples and other fruits.
Store in an airtight container: The first thing you want to do is make sure that you’re storing the sliced apples properly. You’ll want to use an airtight container or even a resealable zip-top bag. Make sure you push out as much air as you can from the container.
Easy Ways To Keep Apples From Turning Brown
Use Salt – This first method is pretty simple. You just need your sliced apples, ½ teaspoon of salt, and a cup of cold water. Mix the salt into the cold water until it has dissolved.
Place the sliced apples into the mixture and let them soak for about 5 minutes. Then simply drain the water, rinse the apples thoroughly, and pat them dry. Place in an airtight storage container.
Slice and Hold Together With A Rubber Band: This second idea is super cool for kids! Just slice the apple and reassemble the slices back into the original apple shape around the core. Secure it with rubber bands! Place in an airtight container and you are good to go!
Honey: Another easy method uses honey! You will need about 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 cup of water. Just dissolve the honey into the bowl of water. Take your apple slices and dunk them into the honey-water mixture for about 30 seconds. Rinse them off and store in an airtight container for later.
All of these methods are quick and use things that you most likely have on hand already. So now you can prep apple slices for the entire day with no worries about them turning brown so quickly!
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