Opal Apples are here to change your lunch game.
Apples are delicious and nutritious, but it can be a real pain when you spend a ton of time and effort removing the core and slicing them up just so, only to find that the perfectly ripe fruit wedges turn an offensive, dull shade of brown in just minutes.
Now, a little lemon juice can certainly help slow down that process, but it's not going to completely save your slices from oxidizing. If you want to cut up an apple the night before for lunch, you might have some problems.
When you have kids, this can be tough. Around 46 percent of parents said in an Opal Apple/SurveyMonkey study that their kids don't touch or barely nibble on whole apples, while 50 percent of parents said that their kids won't touch fruit that is even slightly brown, according to Business Wire.
But Opal Apples are different, or at least that's what the company says. The Washington-grown apples naturally oxidize really slowly, so you'll have a lot more time to eat them before they change colors.
"Opal apples can't be compared to an everyday apple," says the fruit's website. "These sunny fruits are like none other -- with a beautiful appearance, distinctively crunchy texture, floral aroma and a sweet, tangy flavor. But one of the most incredible and natural features of this apple is that it does not brown after cutting. So an Opal a day will keep your salads -- and your kids' lunchboxes -- crisp and fresh."
Supermarkets like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Walmart are selling them between November and March, and Opal wants you to know that their apples are verified not to be GMO by the Non-GMO Project.
"We want consumers to have confidence that Opal is not a GMO product and not confuse Opal with the new GMO variety currently under consideration by the USDA," said Keith Mathews, CEO of FirstFruits Marketing, told Fresh Plaza. "We understand that some consumers are concerned about GMO products and felt it was important to clarify the natural non-browning characteristic is just that -- natural."