What can prevent an apple from browning?

Plant Sciences
Laura Barela class

Laura Barela

"Apples are an excellent snack, full of healthy vitamins and minerals. However, they brown when cut open. Many students prefer a sliced apple and so we decided to find the best way to keep our apple slices from browning. We learned that the apples treated with a salt water solution or lemon juice browned the least. Both tasted fine. The one with lemon juice was a bit more sour, and the one with the salt water had a faint taste of salt that enhanced the natural apple flavor. At the end, we discussed ways we could modify our experiment to combine methods or add another layer of protection. "

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