Preserving Fresh Fruit for Lunch Boxes

Preserving Fresh Fruit for Lunch Boxes

Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Lunch Box
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Picnic
Website Planning with Kids
Preserving freshly cut fruit for lunch boxes, preventing the fruit from turning brown.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh pears or Red/Golden Delicious apples


1. In a large bowl combine the water and salt.
2. Peel and cut the fruit and place into the salty water to soak for 5 minutes.
3. Remove the fruit and rinse under cold water then pat dry with paper towel.
4. Place into an airtight container until ready to eat.


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Moderate Salicylates

Use pears for low chemical fruit, or Red/Golden delicious apples if moderate salicylates are tolerated.


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