How to Keep Berries Fresher for Longer
Wash berries in vinegar before storing them.
① Dilute 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water in a large bowl.
② Wash your berries in the solution.
③ Drain the berries in a colander and run them under cold water.
④ Lay them out on paper towels to dry thoroughly. When you put the berries in the fridge, don’t crowd them back in their original container. Find a larger container in which they can spread out and leave the container partially open, so that moisture can escape.
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Vinegar helps prevent berries from growing bacteria, which in turn allows them to live longer. If any berries are moldy to begin with, it’s important to discard those, as the vinegar won’t rid them of preexisting mold.
Using this trick, your berries should last up to a week. And if you aren’t going through them in that length of time, well, maybe you should check out a few ways to have your fruit and drink it, too.
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