How to Keep Strawberry and Berris Fresh Longer
Being on a keto diet gets you used to the drill of switching to fruits instead of candy when craving something sweet. I have grown to love berries over the years, especially strawberries.
Sometimes all I need is a quick bite of something sweet, and let me tell you that some fresh strawberries come in very handy. I often use them to make some strawberry jam as well, and after practicing the making of jam over and over, my love for berries has grown even more.
There are so many other ways that people enjoy their berries.. smoothies, acai bowls, desserts, and a lot more.
It’s needless to say by now that berries are a staple food at my house. It doesn’t take that long for berries to go bad though, so it’s very important to know how to store them and keep them good to eat for as long as possible.
First things first, berries should only be washed just before consumption. This is because when berries get washed and put aside, they get really soft and bad pretty quickly.
Making a vinegar bath is a great step to kill the mold in your berries and to keep them good for as long as two weeks. Vinegar does a great job of disinfecting fruit from harmful bacteria and dirt, and it won’t affect the strawberries’ taste because its concentration is on getting rid of the bacteria and mold.
- Step 1: Get a 1/4 cup of vinegar
- Step 2: 1 1/2 cup of water -note: you may need more vinegar and water depending on the number of berries
- Step 3: Have your strawberries soak in the vinegar and water mix for 5 minutes.
- Step 4: Rinse the strawberries very well, strain them, and leave them on the strainer just long enough for them to dry.
- Step 5: Store your dry strawberries in a box lined with tissue paper and lid the box tightly.
- Now your strawberries will be fresh and good eat for the next two weeks, enjoy!