Sunday, May 05, 2013
If you are like me, you scan the paper for which store has fresh fruit/berries on sale. Raspberries and blueberries are usually priced the highest, and when you do buy them you don't want to see them get moldy and have to be thrown away.
I recently learned this little trick -- haven't tried it yet, but I think most of the tips that are passed around on email work great, and I think this one will too. It sounds very logical, and this one extra little step can save you big $$$$$. The delicate fruit will begin to mold rather quickly due to a bacteria that is present. Here's how you can protect your fruit and keep it fresh and edible.
When you get home from the store, simply rinse your fruits thoroughly in a mixture of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts of water. After rinsing in this solution simply let the fruit dry for a bit, or carefully blot it with a paper towel before putting in the refrigerator.
You will not taste or smell the vinegar (white or apple) on your fruit, although if you prefer you may rinse your fruit in plain water after submerging in the vinegar bath.
Your raspberries and blueberries will remain fresh for about a week, and strawberries remain fresh for up to 2 weeks!
P.S. Since posting this I've tried it, and it worked beautifully!
Happy Eating on the Fresh Fruit!!