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  • France Tessier

    PREVENT MOULD ON BERRIES We eat fresh fruit every day and because we eat a little of each (Banana, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Cantaloupe, Pineapple & Watermelon) every day the berries start to go bad quickly and end up in the garbage. Not anymore thanks to this great tip. The key to preventing moldy berries... Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides. Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here’s a tip I’m sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place: 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. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold 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 moldy and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them. You're so berry welcome!

  • Kathy Ward

    The key to preventing moldy berries? Vinegar! prepare a mixture of one part apple cider vinegar and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want, tho the mixture is so diluted I find you can't taste the vinegar, and pop in the fridge The vinegar kills any mold 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 moldy and soft.

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When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

Kitchen Tip: How to Keep Strawberries Fresh…

How to Keep Strawberries Fresh! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ this easy little trick works like a charm! #strawberry #strawberries #thefrugalgirls

HOW TO MAKE FRUITS & BERRIES LAST LONGER! When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part Bragg Vinegar & ten parts water.Place berries into mixture & swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) & put into fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores & bacteria that might be on surface of berries & all fruits.

{prev pinner says: my mom does this-Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. I do this with strawberries and they last for weeks!}