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"Keeping Cut Apples
Apples--tasty, crunchy, sweet--
they're a favorite snack to
eat. Munching slices: just like
play, and there's no core to throw away.
apples turns them brown; then they're not fun
to have around. They get that way out
in the air. That's why the apple skin is
To make slices that last longer, scientists make their
surface stronger. But how to keep cut apples fresh and
tasting tip-top: that's the test.
One team found a
spray or dip with special salts keeps slices crisp. The dip itself, it has no flavor, leaving
apple taste to savor.