Vegan L-Cysteine Update – L-Cysteine as an Anti-Browning Agent for Pre-Cut Fruit

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By Jeanne Yacoubous, MS L-cysteine was approved in Australia and New Zealand in 2016 as an anti-browning agent for avocados and bananas. http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/applications/Documents/A1117%20L-cysteine%20as%20a%20FA%20AppR.pdf Experimental work on L-cysteine as an effective anti-browning agent has been done in the US since the 1950s (See…