This Hack Will Let You Keep Strawberries Fresh for Weeks
Food| | By Brian Delpozo
There are few fruits more delicious than strawberries. Whether paired with waffles, spread over ice cream, or just eaten on their own, the succulent crimson berries are always a treat, especially when fresh.
Unfortunately, eating strawberries as soon as they’re bought is sometimes impossible. However, this one simple life hack fixes that problem and makes even weeks-old strawberries taste freshly picked.
The trick, originally shared by Hip2Share, is actually remarkably simple. First, mix one part white vinegar and five parts water in a large bowl, then simply soak the strawberries in the mixture for several minutes. After sufficiently soaking the fruit, throughly and completely dry them off before placing them on a paper towel in the fridge.
The vinegar solution — despite what you may think it won’t affect the taste — removes bacteria and mold spores from the fruit, which in turn makes them stay fresher much longer than they would otherwise. The method also can work for blackberries and raspberries.
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