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How to Keep Your Fresh Fruit From Going Bad

Sunday, May 05, 2013

emoticon emoticon emoticon 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!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOOKWORM27S 5/18/2013 7:11AM

    Yes, I make a solution of 1 cup of distilled white vinegar, 1 cup of water, 1 Tbsp of baking soda, and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix it up, pour in a spray bottle. I spray all my fruits and veggies with it, then I let them sit for 5-10 minutes. I then gently scrub the produce with a soft nail brush while rinsing, then pat dry. Not only does this process extend the shelf life of the produce, the solution eats away some of the pesticide residue. I got the solution recipe from Dr. Oz.

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MSGRANNYMAE 5/12/2013 10:48PM


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PSMITH3841 5/8/2013 11:35AM

    Interesting, I think I'll give this a try...thank you.

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WARRIORGIRL121 5/6/2013 10:41PM

    Thanks - I will have to try this! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 5/6/2013 9:30PM

    I have heard this before and I have done it. It really works. I freeze my fruit for smoothies. Thank you.

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PROT358 5/6/2013 8:27PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! Berries go bad so quickly, and especially since we've switched to organic. I will definitely try it!

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SHARJOPAUL 5/6/2013 9:48AM

    Thanks for the tip.

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JACK714 5/6/2013 9:08AM

    Good tip. If I get some fresh berries I try it.

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VITCHY-VICKI 5/6/2013 7:22AM

    a friend of mine here does that and she says it works great
hope it works for you

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TRISTAROSE 5/6/2013 5:59AM

    Thanks for sharing this great tip! I will be giving it a try.


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ARTJAC 5/6/2013 1:38AM

    emoticon TIP emoticon

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BESCATS 5/5/2013 6:55PM

    emoticon for the tip. With just the two of us, I do try to only buy what I know we'll eat. I also have 2 puppies who love strawberries. emoticon

My "go to" snacks are emoticon emoticon (no grapes for the dogs)

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CATLADY52 5/5/2013 6:42PM

    The other way is to buy less, but then you have to go to the store more often. I'll try the vinegar rinse. emoticon

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DALID414 5/5/2013 2:38PM

    Great idea! Thanks for the tip. I find myself trying to scarf them down in a weeks time so they don't go to waste.

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OLDERDANDRT 5/5/2013 2:29PM

    Great tip! Thanks!

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ROSAMARCELLE 5/5/2013 1:51PM

    Sounds like a really good tip. Thanks for passing it on. emoticon emoticon

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CRAZY4BOSTONS 5/5/2013 1:28PM

    That is a great tip! I just bought strawberries! Thanks

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/5/2013 1:03PM

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