How Long Can You Keep Apples From Browning With Citrus Fruits?

Sprinkling lemon juice, orange juice or even lemon-lime soda onto apple slices--or soaking apple slices in any of the above--prevents apple slices from browning for anywhere from four to eight hours. The vitamin C in citrus fruits prevents oxidation on a cut apple's surface.

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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.