With strawberry season upon us, I wanted to share this simple hack to keep strawberries fresh. Before using this method, I was throwing out endless strawberries covered in mold. Now, with this simple trick, I can keep strawberries fresh for up to two weeks!

 

Simple Hack to Keep Strawberries Fresh

 

How to keep strawberries fresh

How to Keep Strawberries Fresh

 


 

1) Place your strawberries in a bowl and fill with 1/2 cup vinegar and 3 cups water. (You may need to do more or less water/vinegar depending on how many strawberries you have.)

 

Create a vinegar bath to keep strawberries fresh

 

2) Let sit for 5 minutes.

 

Soak strawberries in vinegar and water to keep strawberries fresh

 

3) Drain and rinse in colander.

 

Drain and rinse vinegar bath to keep strawberries fresh

 

4) Lay strawberries on paper towel to dry. You can pat dry them as well, but it’s important to get rid of any extra moisture.

 

Dry all moisture off strawberries to keep strawberries fresh

 

5) Line a bowl with paper towels.

 

Store in a paper towel lined bowl to keep strawberries fresh

 

6) Put strawberries in the paper towel-lined bowl. Partially cover, leaving lid cracked a bit.

 

Cover bowl slightly to keep strawberries fresh

 

7) Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

 

This will keep strawberries fresh and mold free! (And don’t worry, they won’t taste like vinegar!)

 

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