Coating apple slices with highly acidic juice, such as pineapple or lemon juice, helps deter browning. Apples brown when they come into contact with air and oxidize. Acidic juices slow down the oxidation process because they contain antioxidants.Know More
Apples brown because they contain polyphenol oxidase enzymes. The concentrations of these enzymes vary based on the variety of apple. The age of an apple and the conditions under which it was grown also impact PPO levels.
Apples can be boiled to keep them from browning. However, doing so impacts their texture. Coating apples with sugar or syrup can also keep them from browning.Learn more about Food Storage
An uncut, freshly baked pecan pie can be kept at room temperature for two hours before it is served. If the pecan pie is refrigerated, it keeps for up to four days.Full Answer >
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Commercially packaged hummus lasts about 3 to 10 days past the best-by date on the packaging. If already opened, the package should last between 4 and 6 days past the best-by date.Full Answer >
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