What can prevent an apple from browning?Plant Sciences
- 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. "