Keeping Strawberries Fresh For Longer

Strawberry season will quickly be upon us, and it is personally my favorite event of spring.  Unless you freeze these deliciously sweet plump morsels, which by the way is neither a fruit nor a berry, there is no way to keep them and enjoy them during the colder months.

However, there is a way to make them last as long as we can now.  Being able to lengthen their life span is music to strawberry lovers ears, as when purchased in the store only to look sad and grow mold in a couple of days.

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You can extend their freshness and ward off any mold development so quickly by giving them an acidic bath.  You can achieve this bath by mixing 1 cup of white vinegar with 3 cups of water and placing your strawberries into the mixture, and leaving for a couple of minutes.

Once you have given them sufficient time to soak, drain the strawberries in a colander and then place them on a paper towel and allow them to dry.  Make sure NOT to rinse the strawberries, as the small amount of solution left on them will work to continue protecting them.

Once they have sufficiently dried, line your storage container with a paper towel.  It would help if you used a storage container that is large enough that the strawberries are not crowded when placing them inside.  Cover the container with a lid loosely, and put it in the fridge.

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This method has been tested and proven to make your strawberries last as long as possible and not develop a moldy buildup a few days after purchase.

Now you can leisurely enjoy these sweet gifts from nature and not feel like you have to rush to use them for fear of them going bad.