How to Prevent Moldy Berries!

How to Prevent Moldy Berries!

by Kate     Aug 21, 2011
How many times have you purchased fresh berries only to find them covered in white mold only days later? Follow this tip for mold-free berries!!
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A friend of mine shared this tip with me a few weeks ago, and it really, really works.  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 I find 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 I've had 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.

Now you'll have more time with your fresh berries to make these Gorgeous Stuffed Strawberries, Berry Fresh French Toast, and  Avocado, Strawberry & Spinach Salad,

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A young cook from Minnesota, she is gluten-free and has shared many delicious, healthy, and gluten-free recipes. This was great for our campaign with Generation Rescue as many autistic children are on gluten and casein free diets.
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