Food is something that we all eat with our eyes to a certain extent. How many of you agree with this? I am sure many of us would agree. The more appealing the food looks, the better is the chance of it tasting good! The same goes for fruits. The color of the fruit defines its taste. Oxidized fruits may not taste different but eating discolored fruits is what we all hate. Fruit salad always makes for a better and healthy choice for satiating one’s appetite. And, of course, a bowl of fruit salad provides a wholesome nutritious feast.
It’s best to resort to fruit salad to eat healthily and stay fit. Though the study states that discolored fruits taste the same and their nutritional element stays the same. Not only kids but adults also dislike eating oxidized fruits. It’s advisable to give fruits fresh to kids so that they don’t hamper your mental and physical development.
Why do the fruits turn brown in color?
Not every fruit but most of the fruits when left cut turns brown. Especially fruits like apple, banana, pear, avocado, artichokes, and potatoes are easily prone to discoloration. When these fruits are exposed to air, they turn brown. The basic science runs behind this discoloration of fruits. After quick exposure to air, a reaction takes place between enzymes present in fruits and the air around you.
When fruit is cut, the cells present in it get affected and release an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase. Polyphenol oxidase then reacts with the air as well as with other enzymes present in the fruit to cause a change in color or discoloration. In some cases, these enzymes may end up making fruits tasteless.
Therefore, when you cut a fruit, the fruit is bound to pass through the oxidization process;
In this blog, we will help you find easy hacks that prevent fruits from browning. Here we are going to reveal the test we did by putting fruits in four different Soak-Solutions. We implemented this experiment on cut apples immersed in these four solutions.
- Lemon Juice
Squeeze lemon to ensure you get 1 tablespoon juice out of it and add the juice in 1 cup of water. You can substitute lemon juice with other citrus fruits like pineapple, or orange for obtaining a different flavor.