Prep Day: How to Keep Berries Fresh

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Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

I eagerly stalk the markets and grocery store looking for the first signs of summer: sweet berries. The moment the first green box filled with little berries appears, my heart flutters. Seriously, the berry love might just surpass the banana obsession.

Once berry season arrives I’m a woman on a mission, snatching up berries at every sighting. A sale on strawberries? Yes, I believe I need 10lbs of strawberries. Blueberries are half off today? Come to Mama, my sweeties. Yea, it’s a syndrome, the “must have all the berries” syndrome. Perfectly healthy and 100% addictive. I can’t be the only one suffering?

Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

Berries are sweet and beautiful, but the moment the little gems sit in the fridge for just a couple days they begin to grow a berry-lover’s worst nightmare, mold. Today, I’m here to save your frustration and that little green box of perfectly ripe berries with a simple homemade bath tutorial.

Take those berries out of the little green basket, it’s time to take a dip.


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How to Keep Berries Fresh:

Step One: Prepare the Bath

In a large bowl or sink add three cups of water to one cup of vinegar.

Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

Step Two: Soak

Soak the berries in the water and vinegar bath for five minutes.

Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

Step Three: Dry

Remove the berries and gently pat dry.

Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

Step Four: Home Sweet Home

Store the berries in a container lined with paper towels. Keep the top cracked so moisture can escape.

Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

Store the berry container in the fridge. This method of washing will keep berries fresh for about a week, sometimes longer. Happy berry season!

Don't throw out the berries! Learn "How to Keep Berries Fresh" with a simple photo tutorial. Saves so much money!

 

Berry Recipes You May Like:

homemade strawberry lemonade popsicles

Strawberry-Lemonade Cream Pops

simple homemade strawberry syrup or jam

 Honey-Sweetened Berry Syrup

strawberry beet smoothie

Berry-Strawberry Smoothie

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