No More Brown Apples or Other Produce

I partnered with NatureSeal® in sharing my honest opinion.

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Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with fruit and other produce. I love to eat it fresh, but I hate when the food starts to brown almost immediately. One of my favorite snacks are fresh cut up apples, but then they tend to brown and turn mushy. Or we have the problem with guacamole that we always make for parties that turns brown and goes to waste because no one eats it.

What if there was a way to inhibit browning without changing the taste of your fresh-cut produce? Sounds crazy and impossible to me, but then I tried NatureSeal®. Seriously NatureSeal® is amazing! It has been used throughout the fresh-cut produce industry for years, but now it is available to us consumers. Whoohoo for us consumers being let in on the big secret of no more brown produce!

So what is NatureSeal®?

NatureSeal® is a simple blend of vitamins and minerals, initially developed by Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. and the USDA, that keeps select fresh-cut produce, including apples, pears and stone fruit, from browning.  NatureSeal maintains the texture and color of cut produce, without altering the flavor. NatureSeal® products are sulfite-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and Kosher and Halal certified.

How does it work?

You simply put the NatureSeal® for Fresh-Cut Produce powder in 8 ounces of water and drop in up to 5lbs. of cut produce. Let the produce sit for one minute, drain, seal up in a bag or covered container and refrigerate. I tested this out and cut up an apple, soaked in NatureSeal® for one minute, sealed in a Ziploc bag and days later the apples are still fresh looking in my fridge!

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Here is how simple it is to use:

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My kids are so excited to be able to take fresh cut apples to school that are not brown by lunchtime. I tried buying pre-cut apples in little snack sized packages but my boys said they tasted funny and were slimy. NatureSeal® really leaves the produce as it is when its first cut. It doesn’t leave anything funny tasting on the produce. I cannot say enough good things about this product and it may be exactly what my family needed to eat more produce throughout the day. Yes, I know it doesn’t take long to cut up an apple each time someone in my family wants one, but it is a lot easier for them to grab them from a container and they are more likely to do that if I am busy.

Here are the apples I cut up and soaked in NatureSeal® days ago and put in the fridge:

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The NatureSeal® for Guacamole & Avocado treats up to 2lbs. of guacamole or 1 lb. of avocado slices. I am excited to be able to have avocado slices to snack on and fresh guacamole.

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Here is a Time Lapse video NatureSeal® created which shows off the magic:

Yes it works!

Honestly, I was skeptical when I saw the plain packaging. Too often I have had high hopes for products only for them to be too complicated to use or just not work like they are supposed to. NatureSeal® is not one of those products, it is one that actually works and one I will personally be continuing to use. With the produce package too being good for up to 5 lbs. I think they are a great value too, especially considering my family will be eating more produce!

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  1. Just beautiful Meghan, love them all, the slide show is so wofrednul I sure needed that spring time jump start, it is going to be a while here in Vermont . Thank you Love you! xoxo

  2. use on apples.

  3. laurie murley says:

    i would love to try this on peaches

  4. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would use it on apples.

  5. I am interested in inhibiting browning on apples. It doesn’t take long and they brown.

  6. Richard Hicks says:

    I would use on apples!

  7. apple slices

  8. Charity Cram says:

    I would love to use on both apples and avocados! Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Pears

  10. Pat Schwab says:

    I would love to have apples sliced and ready ahead of time for when I’m hungry. Thanks

  11. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    For me it’s avacodo’s that turn brown.

  12. Apples would be the biggie for me.

  13. Karen Drake says:

    I would like to use it for apples and bananas.

  14. kathy pease says:

    I would use it on apple and pear slices

  15. wow

  16. Allyson Bossie says:

    I would use this on Avocados

  17. Joy Venters says:

    bananas of course and lettuce

  18. I’d use them on lettuce and avocados!

  19. I would like to use them on apples and raspberries.

  20. Jackie Burns says:

    I would use this for apples that go in lunch boxes.

  21. I only use one half a banana for each smoothie I make, so I would se this for bananas.

  22. Sounds like a very good product! I would use it on apples and pears. Nom Nom!!

  23. i would use it on strawberry and grapes

  24. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I make a lot of fruit salads this would be great

  25. I would like to use it on strawberries and apples.

  26. Elaine Lund says:

    I would use Nature Seal on Strawberries

  27. Holly Thomas says:

    I would love to be able to use NatureSeal on pears and apples.

  28. I would love it on apples. I don’t like putting lemon juice on them to try to keep them from spoiling.

  29. Jessica Cox says:

    I would love to use this with apples or cucumbers

  30. Cindy Merrill says:

    I would really like to try Nature Seal on strawberries; there’s a sale on the fruit right now.

  31. anne perry says:

    Organic pears

  32. Michelle S says:

    I would definitely use it on the sliced apples for my kid’s lunches. They hate taking cut up apples because they are brown by noon.

  33. I love guacamole and eat it as often as I can but I can’t stand the brownish grossness, so I would use it on that!

  34. Julie Matek says:

    I would use it on apples, bananas & pears;) thanks for the chance!

  35. Ajoy Oilouch says:

    Bananas,apples, & definitely avocados..

  36. jane kramer says:

    id love to use it on apples , because they brown so fast and they are so expensive

  37. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d use NatureSeal on apples or avocados.

  38. Angela Saver says:

    I would love to use this on avocados most of all!

  39. It seems like this would be really good on avocadoes, they brown so fast!

  40. DENISE LOW says:

    I would use it on peaches. We love peaches. Or any fruit.

  41. It would be great for avacados and bananas

  42. Avocados for sure!

  43. Patricia M says:

    I’d love to use it on apples or avocados.

  44. Cathy French says:

    I’d love to use this on peaches.

  45. subscribe email: slehan at myway dot com
    I don’t like that the form will not allow me to put the email I subscribe with.
    If it tries to subscribe my other email I will ignore and delete it.

  46. I’d love to use this on apples for my lunches. I could cut them up the night before and have them all ready.
    Thanks for the contest.

  47. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would love to use NatureSeal on Fruit Salad, Strawberries, Apples and Bananas.

  48. I would use NatureSeal on Bananas, Apples and Fruit Salad.

  49. Allison Swain says:

    I would like to use NatureSeal on my home made guacamole!
    Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  50. My number 1 is guacamole, I hate when it gets all brown and gray.

  51. Julie Waldron says:

    I would like to use it on guacamole, I don’t make it any more because it always turns brown & goes to waste.

  52. Denise B. says:

    I would use it for apples.

  53. Molli Vandehey says:

    we have pear tress on our property and id love them to last longer

  54. I love pomegranate seeds and this would be great on a fruit salad

  55. Jenny Willis says:

    I would love to use nature seal on apples.

  56. I would like to use this on bananas.

  57. David Hollingsworth says:

    I would use it for leftovers, because I’m usually the individual in the household would ends getting stuck with them.

  58. crystle tellerday says:

    salads

  59. It would be great to use it to send cut apple slices to school with my son without them browning.

  60. Maryann D. says:

    I would like to try to use this for avocados and apples. It is a super idea!

  61. Annmarie W. says:

    If this works on guacamole, I’m sold on it! I’m the only one in my house who loves guacamole! I love to make it, but I certainly can’t eat it all before it goes brown & icky! This would be great!

  62. I’d love to use NatureSeal on fruit like apples and pears.

  63. GillisHills says:

    I’d like to use it for sliced apples. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. I would use NatureSeal on avocados (I often don’t use the whole avocado at once!), apples and oranges!

  65. I would use NatureSeal® on the apples I slice for my granddaughter – she seems to lose interest once they start to brown!

  66. It would be apples as i don’t like when they start to turn brown

  67. Seems Like A Good Idea To Use On Apples and Other Fruits

  68. Diane Mania says:

    On lettuce

  69. Marti Tabora says:

    I would love to use this for my pears that I bring to work for lunch all the time. Pears are one of my favorite fruits, but they do turn brown really fast.

  70. maybe on strawberries and raspberries

  71. Melody Coles says:

    i bet this would taste great on avocados. i would use it on that.

  72. I would love to use this on apples.

  73. I’d love to use it on apples.

  74. I would like to use it on bananas

  75. Amber Reser says:

    It looks like a long run money saver to me! My diet is heavy in veggie, and in Florida produce loves to spoil quickly!

  76. Laura Collins says:

    I would use it on avocados

  77. I would love to use nature seal for bananas or avocados.

  78. I would use it on apples.

  79. on apples applied

  80. I am a HUGE apple fan and would use Nature seal on apples!

  81. YES I would love to try this product out! Because there are five kids here who really do love to have apples in their lunches. They appreciate them all sliced up, that is for sure! And sometimes one apple is too big for one anyway… What a boon to have them not all browned! SO much better!

  82. janet woodling says:

    I would use it on apples.

  83. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I would like to use nature seal on apples.

  84. Melissa S says:

    I would love to have this when processing apples we pick in the fall.

  85. vickie Couturier says:

    I have a pear tree that is usually loaded,so id love to try this on them

  86. Susan Hartman says:

    I would like to try it on avcados

  87. I’d use it on avocados for sure. I put lemon juice in my guacamole to keep it from turning brown, but whenever I only use part of an avocado this would really come in handy.

  88. I would definitely use this on fresh guacamole!

  89. contest_chick82 says:

    I think I would like to use Natures Seal on apples, avocado, and bananas. 🙂

  90. I would use Natures Seal on apples and bananas. they both turn dark fast.

  91. Emily Endrizzi says:

    I would use Natures Seal on apple slices. The kids are always eating sliced apples so that would really help.

  92. Crystal F says:

    I would use it on apples. My daughter loves apples but I can’t pack them for lunch because she will not touch a brown apple. thank you!

  93. Jeanna Massman says:

    I would love to use NatureSeal on the apples, strawberries and bananas we often include in my grandson’s lunch bag.

  94. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    NatureSeal would be great on my avocados and bananas.

  95. Michelle Castagne says:

    I would use NatureSeal on fruit salads and slices of fruit for lunches.

  96. Barbara Montag says:

    I would like to use this product on apples and bananas.
    thank you

  97. I’d love to use it so I don’t waste produce anymore.

  98. I’d like to use it on the apple slices we bring along on road trips.

  99. Steven weber says:

    I would use it on apples.

  100. Susan Morris says:

    I would love to try this on my cut up salad veggies. I like to cut quite a few to have on hand to throw together a quick salad for lunch. This would be great to keep them fresh.

  101. Selene M. says:

    Apples would be my first choice to use the product on.

  102. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to use this on apples. My oldest son loves apples and this would be wonderful for being able to pack some slices in his lunch.

  103. Jenny Gunnoe says:

    I would like to try it on pears or maybe strawberries.

  104. Holly Thomas says:

    I would use it on apples.

  105. I would definitely use this on advocados! I eat 1/2 a day but hard to keep them from turning brown in the fridge.

  106. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to try it on apples and guacamole.

  107. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to use NatureSeal on apples

  108. Colleen Maurina says:

    We eat a lot of apples and avocados so this product would be well used in our household!

  109. apples for sure

  110. Christy Caldwell says:

    I would use NatureSeal on my potatoes and onions. Seems like I always have half of one left over and I hate yo waste.

  111. Id use it on apples. I hate them browning and slimy. It seems like my fruit goes bad after just 3-4 days. Mostly my bananas. Ive lea rned to just buy a few so Im not losing money. This stuff sounds great! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  112. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would like the apples to make apple crisp or apple pie.

  113. Apples and Bananas!

  114. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would like to use it on apples and potatoes.

  115. his sound like it keep my strawberries freash

  116. Looks like a product that will help me keep my apples looking fresh … I’ll give it a try!

  117. Wow! This is awesome and thanks for introducing us to NaturalSeal! Like you i would use it on apples, pears and peaches.

  118. shelly peterson says:

    I would use this on apples and my guacamole.

  119. janetfaye says:

    I would use NatureSeal on Apples and Pears.

  120. Nancy Burgess says:

    Sounds like this is very good.

  121. I would use it on apples for my kids’ lunch.

  122. Nancy Burgess says:

    I would use it on apples

  123. I’d love to use NatureSeal on fresh fruit salads.

  124. I buy a lot of apples too so I think I would like to use this on apples as well.

  125. If they have one for strawberries, or peaches, I’d use it for those 🙂

  126. I would use NatureSeal mainly on apples and potatoes.

  127. Pamela Gurganus says:

    I’d love to use NatureSeal on avocados and potatoes.

  128. HS kraftmaking says:

    I would love to use NatureSeal on apples.

  129. I’d use NatureSeal on apples and avocados.

  130. I would definitely use it on apple slices!

  131. laura feist says:

    i would use it on my apples

  132. This would be great for hiking snacks

  133. Apples would be the first thing I’d use it on!! 🙂

  134. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This looks awesome! I would like to try it on apples and peaches.

  135. I would use it on apples, pears and bananas. My 5 year old cant get enough cut up fruit! I could cut them and keep them in the refrigerator instead of doing it when he wanted one. It would be perfect!

  136. Cheryl B. says:

    I would use it on my bananas and kiwi.

  137. Lisa Williams says:

    I would use it on my apples and I would try it on my sliced bananas.

  138. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to try NatureSeal on cut avocados; apples too.

  139. I’d probably use NatureSeal on apples too, because brown apples kinda’ gross me out. I know that they’re perfectly safe to eat as long as you get to them right away, but it’s just a mental thing! haha

  140. Actually it seems kind of weird to me. I would rather just cut fruits and veggies when I need them so they stay fresh.

  141. I would like to try it on avocado because I usually only use part of one at a time.

  142. i would use this on fruit

  143. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to use it on any produce to keep them from browning.

  144. Julie Wood says:

    I eat a lot of apples-so I would definitely use it on my apples! What a great product!