Keep Berries Fresh Longer

Hi Everyone!So I keep berries as part of my pantry list. I put them in salads, smoothies, and fat free greek yogurt. I picked up this great tip on Pinterest, tried it, and it really works.

Soak your berries in a vinegar/water solution. 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water.
Slosh them around and let them set for around 15 minutes then drain water, pat dry and put in a container in the frig. The berries will keep longer and won’t develop mold so quickly. The vinegar kills the mold spores.
I had some strawberries last 2 weeks as well as some blackberries. I hate it when I spend the money to bring home berries and in 3 days they have mold on them!



About Comfort Cooking On Island Time

There are two things I can't resist; an old recipe handed down and passed around, and the beach. Growing up in the midwest I was introduced to true comfort food but always dreamed of a different landscape, and climate. Recently I acquired a 50 year old beach house. While stumbling after the great cooks of my past, I am focused on a future with cool waves and gently breezes......and watermelon rind pickles of course!
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2 Responses to Keep Berries Fresh Longer

  1. Lala says:

    Thanks for this tip! I just used it this morning, hoping it works as well for me as it did for you. One question: Did any of your strawberries turn a bit “spongy” for lack of a better word? I had about ten of them out of three little baskets that weren’t firm but soft all the way through. From the outside of the berries, they looked perfect but I can’t say if they were soft going into the water/vinegar soak or not. I’m just curious if you’ve experienced this. Thank you!

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