Make Your Strawberries Last Longer
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Got fresh fruit?
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!
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!
Put your fresh berries to good use with our delicious dessert recipes.