Why does lemon juice stop apples from browning?

Answer Apples and bananas brown when they are cut or bruised because of a chemical reaction called enzymatic browning. This oxidation reaction occurs when the flesh of the apple or other fruit is exposed ... Read More »

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How do I soak apples in lemon juice to prevent browning?

Fill a large bowl or pot halfway with water. Add 1 cup of lemon juice, either fresh or bottled, for every gallon of water. Add apples to the water, as you cut them, to prevent the apple slices from... Read More »

Does lemon juice slow the browning of an apple?

Lemon juice does slow the browning of an apple. The acid from lemon juice kills the enzymes that, along with phenols and oxygen, cause an apple to turn brown when it is cut, peeled or bruised.Sourc... Read More »

How do I freeze apples with lemon juice?

Apple PreparationWash apples under running water and rub dry. Peel, core and slice the apples into wedges.Prevent BrowningDip the apples in a solution of 3 tsp. lemon juice mixed with half a cup of... Read More »

How do i freeze apples using lemon juice?

Prep WorkWash each apple thoroughly. Peel, core and cut each apple into quarters before freezing them. About 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds of apples will fill a pint sized container. To fill a quart sized ... Read More »