This How Tos(day) tip is a simple favorite. We all know how sad it is to buy some nice, plump berries and when you finally get around to eating them a few days later, they are half-covered in mold. Boo. All you have to do to extend their life is soak them in vinegar and water, then rinse. True. Check it out after the jump.
2 cups pure cold water
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Berries of your choice
Let’s get started.
Fill bowl halfway with pure water. Add vinegar. Now add berries. Soak for 1 minute in vinegar and water mix.
Rinse quickly with cool water, strain so they dry as much as possible, and return to packaging.
For delicate berries like raspberries, I fold up a piece of paper towel to line the bottom of the container.
Put back in the fridge until ready. Raspberries should last about a week now, and heartier berries like blueberries will last longer—that vinegar kills moldy bacteria.
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