Fresh Apples

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.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples, 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.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

So I sliced up some apples, and soaked a few slices in 7 Up for a couple of minutes.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

I also soaked some in orange juice.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

Then I drained them for a minute on a kitchen towel,

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

and bagged them up, along with some plain apple slices to see the contrast.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

Here’s a close up look:

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples, The slices that weren’t soaked in anything were definitely browner.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

The slices soaked in soda were only slightly turned.

keep apples fresh, Fresh Apples,

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!