Interesting ways to prevent fruits from turning brow
1. Simple and easy tricks
When it comes to the kitchen, the issues are endless and a few of them are so regular that we desperately look for an easy and quick solution. And among those issues is, the problem of fruits turning brown. This happens with fruits that are rich in iron. When you fresh-cut such fruits (like apple) the internal cells are damaged. And when those damaged cells are exposed to air, they react and result in the formation of an enzyme called polyphenol, causing iron oxide to form a layer. Here are some easy and effective solutions to get rid of the problem.
2. Use cold water
After slicing the fruits, you expose them to oxygen and the best way to stop the process is to soak them in cold water. Make sure that they are fully soaked, not partially.
3. Soak in salt water
According to food experts, it is suggested to soak the fresh-cut fruits in salt-water solution for 3-5 minutes. For the solution, you need to add ½ teaspoon of white salt to per quart of water.
4. Wrap using a rubber band
Slice them, and then again reposition in the original shape and wrap them tightly with the help of a rubber band. Make sure that the cut part is not exposed to air.
5. Use fresh lemon juice
Another interesting way to prevent fruits from turning brown is to dip them in fresh lemon juice. According to experts, fresh juices that contain citric acid help slow the enzymatic reaction and as a result, fruits don’t turn brown.
6. Soak in ginger ale
You can also use ginger ale or any soda with citric acid to prevent fresh-cut fruits from turning brown. Use of soda might hamper the taste of fruit, so in order to balance it; you can sprinkle some white sugar to reduce the effect.
7. Use readymade air-tight sealed bags
If you are too lazy to play around with the above-mentioned ideas, you can invest in readily available air-tight sealed plastic bags to protect the fresh-cut fruits.
8. Sprinkle ascorbic acid powder
Wondering what it is? Well, it is a vitamin C powder that is easily available at any health food store. You can simply, sprinkle the powder on the fresh-cut fruits and keep them covered at room temperature or can also refrigerate.