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Image Number K9067-1

Fresh-cut apple slices like this one quickly turn brown and mushy when exposed to air. ARS chemist Dominic Wong was part of a team that discovered that certain calcium salts protect apple slices from changes in color, taste, or texture.

Photo by Brian Prechtel.

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Last Modified: 5/23/2006