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I would like to use fresh banana for a cake filling. Any suggestions on how to stop the banana from turning black in color?

Nancy - from Gary, IN

Adding an acid like lemon or lime juice to the filling will help, as will products like Fruit-Fresh™, a powder which will keep fruit from browning for up to 8 hours. That’s about as long as you can expect the banana to stay looking fresh.


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