HOW TO KEEP STRAWBERRIES FRESH

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Keeping Strawberries Fresh for Weeks

Learn the step-by-step process to wash, dry, and store fresh strawberries for long-lasting freshness.

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Washing Process

– Use a large bowl to wash strawberries with ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar and 10 cups of cool water. – Soak for 2 minutes, then rinse in a colander and lay on a clean towel to dry.

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Drying and Storing

– Check periodically and rotate strawberries until completely dry. – Place dry strawberries in a gallon-size glass jar lined with a paper towel at the bottom.

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Choosing the Right Jar

– Use a gallon-size mason jar or clean pickle jar for storing strawberries. – Clean the jar lid thoroughly to remove any pickle smell.

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Preventing Condensation

– Check for condensation inside the jar the next day. – If condensation is present, remove the lid and let the jar sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.

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Storing Long-Term

– Ensure strawberries are completely dry before returning them to the jar. – Replace the paper towel at the bottom of the jar if necessary.

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Downsizing

– As you consume strawberries, transfer them to smaller jars to save fridge space. – Replace the paper towel every 2 weeks to maintain freshness.

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Enjoy Fresh Strawberries

– Strawberries can stay fresh for up to 3 weeks using this method. – Use leftover berries for breakfast toppings or freeze them for smoothies.

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Benefits of the Process

– Easy, fast, and cost-effective way to keep berries fresh without special products. – Similar process can be used for blueberries (6-8 weeks) and raspberries/blackberries (2 weeks).

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Conclusion

– Master the art of preserving strawberries and other berries with simple, effective techniques. – Enjoy fresh berries longer with minimal effort and waste.

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