Monday, October 3, 2011

Black peaches are the pits!

Over ripe and bruised fruit turns black when dried

I received a question regarding peaches turning black after drying.  The woman said she soaked her peaches in sweetened lemon juice; however. they turned black while drying them.  Why?  Because she either had fruit that was overly ripe or bruised.  The blackening is caused by natural enzymes.  Even soaking fruit in lemon juice will not halt over ripe fruit from turning black.  Also, if you are going to try to dry bruised fruit, for best results, cut away the bruised areas or they will turn black as well.

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