Berry season is in full swing and with the bountiful harvest of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries there’s nothing more off putting than dealing with moldy berries.
So just how can you keep berries from going bad?
Berries, in particular strawberries, have a short shelf-life but there is a hack to keep them fresher for longer.
The trick is white vinegar, which helps kill any bacteria or spores on the berries.
When you bring your berry harvest home place them in a large bowl containing 1 cup of white vinegar and 8 cups of water. Let sit for a minute or so, carefully moving the berries around in the vinegar bath to make sure you have removed any dirt.View this post on Instagram
Berries are looking delicious right now! Couldn’t choose which ones I wanted more so I got them all 😂 I gave them a nice vinegar bath and a rinse and now I’m waiting for them to dry off before storing them. I want these babies to last all week 😋 #berries #sweetascandy #blueberries #strawberries #blackberries #raspberries #blueberriesaremyfavorite #berrystorage . . . . I rinsed these bad boys in 4 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar for 30 seconds. Then laid them out on a towel to dry. Once COMPLETELY dry I transferred them back into their original containers that I washed with warm soapy water (and dried of course) and lined with a paper towel on the bottom. I store them in the fridge. You don’t taste the vinegar at all, don’t worry!!
Drain in a colander and then thoroughly rinse with cold water to remove any vinegar residue before drying completely with a clean paper towel.
To store place the clean, dry berries in a paper towel-lined container, ideally using the container you purchased the berries in.