Try the Rubber Band Trick for sliced apples. This Tuesday Tip is actually a simple trick that will prevent sliced apples from browning so they’re still fresh and crisp at lunchtime.
If you’re preparing your lunch or lunches for the kids ahead of time, you’ll definitely want to keep this kitchen hack in mind. If you like to include sliced apples in your lunches, this Rubber Band Trick is the perfect way to prevent sliced apples from browning!
We all know that brown apples turn soft and are not very appealing, especially to kids, so they often get thrown away. Do you know why sliced apples brown so quickly?
Apples turn brown when cut because the enzymes and iron phenols in the fruit oxidize when exposed to air, basically causing the fleshy surface of the fruit to change colors. It’s a protective mechanism against pests and pathogens, and although unappealing, really doesn’t alter the taste of the fruit much.
Rubber Band Trick to Prevent Sliced Apples from Browning
The trick is a simple one. Slice the apple, not all the way down, in an apple slicer or with a knife. Now pull the apple back up so the pieces are all back together and secure with a rubber band. That’s it; it keeps the air out, thus little to no browning.
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