Strawberries are unquestionably delicious. They taste like summer and bring joy in their own right but they’re also an ideal dessert. Strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries Strawberry cheesecake jam, and strawberry rhubarb tart are just a few of the traditional strawberry-flavored sweets. It is possible to imagine all of these sweets while shopping, and then include a plethora of fresh red strawberries in your cart.
When you finally get back home, your life is hectic and the strawberries are left in the refrigerator. Then, suddenly, you notice they are there, but it’s already too late. They’ve already turned moldy and you’re forced to get rid of them. What is the point of it!
It is good news that there is a way to extend the shelf life of the berries. Don’t be concerned. This hack only takes about a couple of minutes to finish. If there’s no time to bake strawberry muffins or compote you don’t have time to go through a lengthy, complex procedure. Instead, you’ll require two ingredients, and you’ll have fresh strawberries to enjoy snacking for weeks to come.
Here’s the trick to keeping strawberries fresh:
You will need:
- Medium-sized bowl
- White vinegar
- Place the strawberries into the bowl.
- With a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 5 parts water, cover the top of the strawberries.
- Let rest for a few minutes. The vinegar solution will remove bacteria and mold spores that cause strawberries to go bad so fast. This is a more detailed cleaning solution than just rinsing them with water. You’ll probably detect some dirt and grime at the base of the bowl, but that’s a sign the vinegar is functioning.
- Take the strawberries out of the solution of vinegar and allow them to dry out as thoroughly as possible. The remaining moisture can cause them to quickly turn into mold. It is possible to use the salad spinner, or simply rub them on paper towels.
- Keep the strawberries spread out on a paper towel in the fridge. Do not place them back into their container.