If you are anything like me you buy strawberries and before you get through the box they start to rot. I have tried everything to keep them fresher for longer, I’ve tried keeping them in the fridge, keeping them on the counter, washing them all before hand but leaving the stem on but nothing works. So here are some tips from an expert…a farmer on how to keep your strawberries fresh, I will definitely be trying this out.
- White vinegar
- A Colander or salad spinner
Step 1) Pour 1 part white vinegar and 5 parts water into a large bowl. About 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 1/2 cups of water should do the trick.
Step 2) Soak your berries in the mixtures for a few minutes. The vinegar will get rid of mold spores and bacteria. That’s the stuff that makes your strawberries spoil quicker.
You’ll probably be grossed out by what the water looks like after your rinse your berries in this solution.
Step 3) Dry your strawberries thoroughly. You can place some paper towels into a salad spinner or let them air dry in a colander.
Making sure you remove all of the moisture will prevent them from getting moldy.
Step 4) Place your strawberries into the refrigerator on top of a paper towel.
Don’t worry your strawberries will not taste like vinegar after using this method.
Here are a few other tips that will help your strawberries last longer:
- The Kitchn says you should keep the stems of your strawberries on until you’re about to eat them. this will prolong their shelf life.
- Also, if you notice any spoiled berries in your bunch that has mold on them, be sure to immediately remove them. This will prevent the mold from spreading and ruining the rest of them.
Source: D.G. Sciortino on Shareably