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Preventing Mold On Fresh Berries

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It is so disappointing to buy fresh berries only to have them mold before you can use them all. This is a guide about preventing mold on fresh berries.


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February 28, 2012

I've tried this and it actually works! When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part white or apple cider vinegar and 10 parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain and rinse, however the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar. I rinse the original plastic container and place a paper towel in the bottom. Pop it into the fridge.

The vinegar kills any spores and other bacteria. Raspberries will last a week or more and I've had strawberries last as long as two weeks without getting moldy or soft. Another strawberry tip is to remove the green from the top and push a drinking straw through to the end to remove the core.

Source: My friend Cheri.

By Connie from Las Vegas, NV

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February 17, 20160 found this helpful

Do this all the time and it really works.

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March 31, 20160 found this helpful

It does work also works on blueberries.

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

Will try this thanks :)

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

I've been using this method for a couple of years and it works like a charm.

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