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Salt water instead of acidulated water.

Postby jeral » Thu May 24, 2018 4:11 pm

Came across "drop into salted water" to stop peeled and cut apple discolouring.

I'd never heard of that, but here's a site saying that in tests salt beat lemon juice:
https://lifehacker.com/prevent-apples-f ... 1733562639

It says re dilution: "Use 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of cold water. "

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Re: Salt water instead of acidulated water.

Postby MariaK » Thu May 24, 2018 4:53 pm

That's interesting, Jeral.

I rarely bother with the lemon Juice / citric acid - just try to work quickly. Have some apples to cook - will give it a try if I remember and report results.

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Re: Salt water instead of acidulated water.

Postby jeral » Thu May 24, 2018 5:51 pm

Yes, although some cooking apples especially discolour in the blink of an eye don't they? I mentioned celeriac elsewhere today which is definitely a don't blink item, so if it works on that I'll be putting bunting out.

Happy to compare notes with everyone in due course :)

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Re: Salt water instead of acidulated water.

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri May 25, 2018 12:14 am

I think I tried this and could taste the salt in the apples?
This is one thing I use bottled lemon for, works a treat, and convenient just to add a dadh

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Re: Salt water instead of acidulated water.

Postby Badger's Mate » Fri May 25, 2018 9:37 am

I find bottled lemon quite useful. I've frequently not got a lemon when I want one, and it works perfectly well in ceviche or for feeding the pancake monster. It would be a reasonable assumption that I might have bought fresh lemons with malice aforethought for those purposes, but occasionally I think there are lemons in the bowl or fridge, and they turn out to be 'past their best', let's say.

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Re: Salt water instead of acidulated water.

Postby Suelle » Fri May 25, 2018 10:31 am

I've used a little vinegar when I haven't got lemon juice, with no noticeable affect on the flavour, after a quick rinse before using the fruit.
The blog which does what it says on the tin:

http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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