Keep Strawberries Fresh Longer

Whenever I purchase strawberries and store them in the refrigerator, they begin to mold very quickly. Here's a smart tip to keep strawberries fresh longer. Fresh fruit means less waste and money saved.

Soak the berries (leaves intact) for just a few minutes in a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 10 parts water. Using a colander, rinse and drain the berries until completely dry. Remove any remaining moisture with a paper towel.

Store the berries uncovered in the refrigerator. The vinegar kills the mold spores but will not affect the taste of the berries. Drying the berries before storing prevents rot.

I have noticed my strawberries stay fresh much longer this way. This trick works for other types of berries too!

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