Trying to use up all your fruits and vegetables before they go bad can be a pain. I can’t tell you how much produce I’ve had to waste because I’ve made the mistake of buying too much, or not using what I’ve bought.
Luckily, there are tons of tricks you can use to help your food last longer, which will leave you with a healthy body and a healthy conscious! Not to mention all the money it will save too!
Maintaining the freshness of an apple can be quite challenging. After just a few minutes of slicing it, the fruit usually turns brown which, for the most part, makes it appear a little less appetizing.
Fortunately, there is an effective technique to help you preserve an apple’s color and crisp. With this hack, you will be able to keep your fruits fresh for over 24 hours.
On top of that, the great thing about this trick is that it does not only work for apples but with pears, tomatoes, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Instead of using lemon juice to prevent them from browning, an equally effective solution is to use honey water.
Here’s how you can do it:
Dilute 2 tablespoons of honey in a cup of water. Cut the apple and let stand for a few minutes.
Apples soaked in honey water do not turn brown for 24 hours. Why? Because browning is caused by an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase. The content of peptide in the honey stops from the activation of the browning in the fruit.
The best news is that you have to soak them for only 30 seconds in honey water and they will stay fresh for the next 24 hours.
Prepare water with honey, dip your fruit and keep it fresh and bright.