Apples

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Apples

  • Whole apples stored at room temperature are best quality for a few days. Apples kept in the refrigerator in a crisper drawer or open plastic bag are best quality for up to 6 weeks.
  • Apples that are starting to shrivel can be used in cooking.
  • Apples tend to brown after they are peeled or cut. Browning is not harmful. To keep cut apples looking fresh for a few hours, dip the cut pieces in lemon or orange juice and refrigerate in a covered container or closed plastic bag.
  • Refrigerating cut apples in a container of water also keeps them white, crisp, and ready to eat.
Last updated: 12/05/16

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