Lemon, Citrus or Pineapple Juice
They contain citric acid, which prevents oxidation and browning.
- If you’re going the citrus route, simply squeeze your lemon, lime, or orange directly onto the surface of the cut apple.
- Otherwise, soak the fruit in the juice. Whichever juice you use, be aware that it will impart a little bit of flavor onto the apple, so pick your favorite.
- Dissolve 1/8 teaspoon of salt into one cup of water, add your apple slices, let them soak for a few minutes, then drain them.
- Give the slices a quick rinse in fresh water after you drain them, so your fruit won’t taste salty.
- Stir two tablespoons of honey into one cup of water
- Soak your apple slices or pears (or veggies like potatoes and parsnips) in the mixture for 30 seconds. This works because there is a compound in honey that stops the enzyme responsible for oxidization.