How to keep Berries Fresh

If you've paid $6 for a punnett of fresh berries, it's really annoying to look in the fridge the next day and find fuzzy mould growing on them. Here’s a tip worth sharing on how to keep them fresh: 


Wash them with vinegar.   
When you get your berries home,

prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best)and ten parts water.  (1/10)

Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around.

Drain, rinse if you want (mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. 

The vinegar kills any mould spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! 

Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting mouldy and soft. 



Thanks for that Sandy.

Being in Darwin I am lucky if they are not already moldy when I buy them. Will definately try this.  Thanks for the tip

Sounds good. I will try it also as we love berries but strawberries particularly go off SO fast

Nice hint...thanks for that.


Sounds like great tip Sandy

It is interesting the ones you grow in your garden stay fresher a lot longer and are tastier

Brilliant, thanks for that.

I believe they stay fresh within the confines of a white choc cheesecake, then in the mouth...and so on!!!!!!!

Sounds good to me - Yum !!!


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