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On reading a U. S. book about making one's own cordials, I came across '1 tablespoon fruit protector' listed in the ingredients of a recipe.

Do you know what fruit protector is called in Britain?

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    I'm not familiar with the stuff, but a quick search online shows a couple of brands, and the ingredient lists are similar : dextrose, ascorbic acid, citric acid, and silicon dioxide. So as strange as it sounds ... it's actually pretty similar to instant lemonade mix. (although I don't know if the proportions are similar). – Joe Aug 4 '16 at 14:12
  • It's a redox agent (antioxidant). Oxygen reacts with it, instead of turning the fruit brown. – Wayfaring Stranger Aug 5 '16 at 1:23
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To the best of my knowledge there is only one major brand of fruit/vegetable preserver, Fruit-Fresh. In the U.S. it is often found in the canning section of grocery stores. It is available on Amazon UK (Fruit-Fresh) so you may also be able to find it in local markets.

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