Who doesn’t love to eat fresh fruits every day?
If you’re one of those people who just love to grab those freshly picked fruits like strawberries, then this one is for you.
Stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables during your trip to the grocery is something that most of us do because it’s not every day that we have the time to go to the grocery store to buy fresh produce, so that’s definitely the next best thing.
We stock up on these delicious and nutritious strawberries so that we would be able to eat them whenever we want. Most of us love to snack on fresh strawberries, while some of us would prefer making the creamiest smoothies to boost our mornings, and of course, we also love to add them to our favorite baked desserts.
However, the biggest down part of stocking up on fresh fruits is that in just a matter of days, you’d find them slimy and moldy.
Don’t you just wish there was a way to make these yummy strawberries last longer?
Strawberries don’t just taste amazing, they are also packed with vitamins and minerals that will make you want to eat more!
According to Organic Facts, strawberries are a great and natural source of vitamins K, C, folate, manganese, potassium, and magnesium.
If you love low-carb food options, then you’d be thrilled to know that strawberries are low in calories but high in fiber. They are also abundant with those amazing antioxidants and polyphenols.
Strawberries taste amazing, and you can incorporate them in so many recipes or eat them as it is and get all these benefits!
Make Strawberries Last Longer
Guess what? We found an effective way on how you can keep your favorite strawberries last longer in your refrigerator. This super easy tip was shared by Hip2Keto, and it has been proven to extend the life of your favorite strawberries for days or even weeks!
We know you’re excited as we are, so here’s the secret – vinegar!
Yep, you’ve read it right! The secret to keeping your strawberries fresh is by soaking them in vinegar.
Before starting, you’ll need the following:
- White vinegar
- A Colander
Here are the super-easy steps to follow:
1) In a large bowl, pour 1 part of white vinegar to 5 parts water. That is about 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 2 1/2 cups of water.
2) Soak your fresh strawberries in the mixture for a few minutes. This will allow the vinegar to get rid of all the bacteria, mold spores, and dirt.
You might be surprised to see what your water and vinegar solution would look like after soaking the strawberries.
3) Allow your strawberries to dry completely. You can either place them in some paper towels or let them air dry in your colander. We want them to be completely dry so that no moisture would be left. Moisture causes the strawberries to build up molds.
4) Once dry, you can now place them in the refrigerator on top of a few paper towels. That should do the trick!
We know what you’re thinking. Don’t worry because your berries won’t taste like vinegar – we promise.
Best Practices in Storing Strawberries
Now that we have an idea on how we can extend the freshness of our strawberries, it’s time for us to know the best practices when it comes to storing our favorite berries. Here are a few tricks from The Kitchn:
- Wash them immediately after going home from the store. We don’t want them to absorb all those moisture that will cause them to be mushy and moldy. You can immediately do the water and vinegar hack after going home.
- Don’t remove the stems! Did you know that their stems help them have a longer shelf life?
- Lastly, if you notice that some of your strawberries are already mushy and moldy, don’t hesitate to remove them. It’s way better to throw away a few berries than to let them ruin with the whole bunch.
We’re feeling more confident about stocking up on our favorite strawberries now that we know how to extend their shelf life and how we can store them properly.
This means more strawberry smoothies, desserts, and snacks for all of us.
Enjoy your strawberries!
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