Have you reached for that fresh, delicious apple in your kitchen only to find it beginning to spoil? What if you can stick your apples in a box full of strong magnets to keep them fresher for longer, basically extending their shelf life?
Scientists at Rzeszow University in Poland found that you can indeed use a magnetic field to extend the shelf life of apples.
They exposed fruits to a magnetic field for 8 hours a day for two weeks. Apples exposed to the magnetic field had a higher ratio of total soluble solid and titratable acidity compared to the the apples not exposed to the magnetic field. That’s a fancy way of saying the magnet-treated apples were of higher quality.
The magnet-treated apples were higer quality, had more firmness and a longer shelf life than the apples not exposed to the magnetic field.
So if you want better tasting apples that stay fresh longer, stick them in a box with strong magnets. Well, it’s not that simple, but you can read the paper from the researchers below.
Method for Prolonging the Shelf Life of Apples after Storage