One of summertime’s greatest pleasures is getting to eat fresh strawberries. But it’s not fun to open the refrigerator and see that box of strawberries rotting and have to throw them away. That’s where this trick comes in. It will help make them last longer in your refridgerator!
Firstly, strawberries hate moisture and don’t like being enclosed without oxygen. If they are wet and stored in sealed containers or plastic bags they will go moldy much more quickly.
Assemble the following items:
– container of strawberries
– 1 cup white vinegar
– 3 cups water
– large bowl
– Salad spinner (or colander)
– Paper towels
When you have these items follow these steps:
1. Make a solution out of vinegar and water (3 cups water to 1 cup white vinegar). Dump the strawberries into this solution and leave it for 2-3 minutes. Drain and rinse the strawberries and pat dry with paper towels.
2. After they’re completely dry, place them back in a container lined with paper towels.
3. Place the strawberries upright in rows.
4. Store in a refrigerator until you use them.
The white vinegar bath should allow you to store the strawberries up to 2 weeks in the fridge without worrying about them spoiling!
You can follow these steps in more detail in the tutorial video below:
Another woman suggests simply drying the berries and stacking them as suggested on paper towels. She skips the vinegar submersion, but of course you’ll want to wash the berries before you eat them. This method will likely extend the life of strawberries, but not as much as the white vinegar wash technique.
Try both techniques and see which works best for you!