Saturday, March 31, 2012

Don't Let The Precious Berries Mold~Read How To Care For Them

I received an email from a friend from my childhood and wanted to share. 
Since I have talked about ways that vinegar can be sued I thought I would add this tidbit to share.

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate.  Raspberries in particular seem like they 
can mold before you even get them home from the market.  

There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge 
the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.  

Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep 
them fresh!  

Here’s a tip I’m sharing on how to  prevent them from getting there in the first place:  

Wash them with vinegar.

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider 
probably work best) and ten parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. 
Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and 
pop in the fridge.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the 
surface of the fruit, and voila!  Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go 
almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.  So go forth and stock up on those pricey 
little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them. 

You're so berry welcome!

And here are the hints I have shared with you before:

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