The wonderful hues, the sweet scents and the refreshing crunch of fruit will be a delightful change on your palate, especially after your taste buds have grown accustomed to rather unhealthy treats such as chips, fries and candy. But while you are still young, you may want to wean yourself from such unhealthy snacks. Consuming such overly processed food will have a bad effect on your health in the long run. Regain your strength and health by consuming fruit.
Fruits are not only much healthier, but they taste better too. But much like how children are hesitant to eat broccoli and greens, people turn away from fruit when it doesn’t look appealing or as “fresh” as it should be. The browning of certain fruits such as bananas, apples and pears does not mean they are spoiled.
Fruit, especially apples, turns brown once the skin has been removed because oxidation occurs. Fruit
contains polyphenol oxidase or tyrosinase that reacts to oxygen and
turns brown - much like how rust is formed on a metal surface during
oxidation. There are several ways to slow down the oxidation process and
preserve the texture and appearance of fruit. Here’s how to stop fresh
fruit from turning brown.
Try to include at least three servings of fruit everyday in your family’s diet as this will undoubtedly improve their health. The aforementioned tips and techniques can also be used on vegetables that brown easily (i.e. sweet potatoes). Good luck!