Simple Ways to Save : Keeping Berries Fresh

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I had a berry problem.  Max loves berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – even black berries (I find them weird… sorry Blackberry Fans!).

 

But they didn’t stay fresh for long!  Even in the fridge.

 Keeping berries fresh

 

The scenario :  Saturday morning, while I do my weekly shopping, I grab a pint of one of the afore-mentioned berries.   By Tuesday morning they would be gooey, disgusting and occasionally covered in fur.

 

Especially the organic ones, which would drive the non-organic-loving hubby of mine out of his skull.

 

Now if I was my grandmother, I would just cut around the offending matter, but mentally I can’t.  Sorry, I am easily grossed out.

 

So, I started doing some reading.  Some people suggest soaking the fruit in a 1:10 mixture of water to white vinegar.  Ehhhh…. Not really my thing.

 

Then I found a tip that the berries need to stay dry.

 

Ding!  The bells started going off.

 

 

Now I prep my berries by wrapping them in a paper towel.  I definitely notice getting some additional time out of the package.

 

Do you have a fruit/veggie storage tip?  I could use it!   I lose more money in  unused fruit than anything else.

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