Cut-up fruit is a tasty and convenient way to get more produce in your diet – but it can turn brown in seconds. ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork has an easy, and tasty, way to keep your salad at its best.
Dr. Stork notes that many people add straight lemon juice to fruit salad or pre-cut fruit. This prevents browning, but it also leaves a super-sour taste. His sweet fix will keep your fruit fresh without spoiling the flavor.
A peptide combination in honey can stop the chemical reaction that causes fruit to go brown. Just soak the fruit in a mixture of two tablespoons honey stirred into a cup of filtered water.
A 30-second dip can keep your fruit fresh for about eight hours – but you’ll probably devour it long before then!