The Best Way for Preventing Apple Slices Browning

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One of the best things about fruit snacks is that you can prepare them in advance and keep them in the fridge. This is an amazing tip for when you want to eat healthier. Having pre-made healthy snacks in the fridge makes it more likely to reach for them instead of the processed, unhealthy options. However, once you cut an apple the slices go brown very fast. Though there’s nothing wrong with brown apple slices, they may look ugly and unappetizing. Here’s how to easily prevent that from happening.

Once cut, apples go brown because of oxidation. If you manage to keep them away from air, they will remain their original color. One way to do this is to cut the apple with an apple slicer and quickly put the pieces together again, securing them with a rubber band.

If you don’t have an apple slicer or you want to cut an apple into cubes or another shape, do that with a knife and use lemon juice like this: mix 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and soak the apple slices in the mixture for up to five minutes, then rinse. Store them however you like and they should not brown for several hours.