How To Stop Cut Apples Going Brown


How to stop apples going brown

My girls’ lunch boxes won’t fit a whole apple in them, so I have to cut them up. I’ve sent them cut up a few times; by lunchtime, they were brown and yuck. Today, I thought I would test a few different ways on How To Stop Apples Going Brown in the lunchbox.
I used apple juice, salt water, plain water and soda water. I let them soak for 5 minutes each and left them out in room air for 3 hours.

All the apples remained fresh and crisp, with only slight browning occurring.

Apple Juice

Taste – sweet, subtle juice flavour
Colour – no browning after 3 hours

Salt Water

Taste – salty flavour
Colour – tiny amount of browning

Plain Water

Taste – no flavour
Colour – slight browning

Soda Water

Taste – no flavour
Colour – slight browning

You can view the images below of the apples after 3 hours. I would say the apple juice worked the best, but not much better than just plain water. I will be using plain water from now on!

  • Amber Aussie Bubs
    Posted at 13:26h, 24 June Reply

    I also tried this with some lemon juice and it was perfect too

  • Elisa
    Posted at 18:29h, 09 June Reply

    I put the cut apple back together and wrap it in foil. No browning 🙂

  • EUnice
    Posted at 16:26h, 07 August Reply

    How long did you soak the apples for?

  • Zoe
    Posted at 18:14h, 11 October Reply

    Eunice it says 5 minutes she soaked them for

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