Last March, I posted about how to keep fresh produce fresher longer. None of us want to waste our money and have produce go bad before we get a chance to eat it. If you can, go back and check it out, and read the comments, they were full of tips on keeping produce fresh.
One of the tips I mentioned from Muffin Tin Mom, was to soak apple slices in a lemon/lime soda before packing them up for lunch, to keep them from getting all brown and unappetizing. I decided to put it to the test along with a suggestion, from one of my readers, to try orange juice.
So I sliced up some apples, and soaked a few slices in 7 Up for a couple of minutes.
I also soaked some in orange juice.
Then I drained them for a minute on a kitchen towel,
and bagged them up, along with some plain apple slices to see the contrast.
Here's a close up look:
The slices that weren't soaked in anything were definitely browner.
The slices soaked in soda were only slightly turned.
The ones soaked in orange juice were neck and neck with the 7 Up.
My conclusion was that either the soda or the juice worked pretty much the same, so take your pick according to preference, and they were definitely more appealing than the ones not soaked at all!