Do your strawberries start turning bad soon after you take them home from the store? Extend their life with this simple tip so you can enjoy fresh strawberries in the fridge for days and sometimes even a week or two! This is a tip that I’ve been trying since a friend shared it with me and it actually works!
Use a large bowl to make a diluted vinegar wash of 1 part white vinegar to 5 parts water and soak your berries in the solution for a few minutes. The vinegar will remove any bacteria and mold spores – which is what typically causes strawberries to go bad so quickly. In fact, see the photo above of what the water looks like after you rinse the strawberries. Yikes!
Be sure to dry strawberries thoroughly!
Place strawberries in a salad spinner on top of a couple paper towels and carefully dry them or let air dry in a colander. After dry, store strawberries in the fridge on top of a paper towel.
Do the strawberries taste like vinegar?
No, they don’t! I promise!
Although I haven’t personally tried this method with other berries, I hear it works for raspberries and blackberries too!
Have you tried this trick yet?
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.