Berries are delicious, but they’re also very delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can go mouldy before you even get them home from the supermarket. There’s nothing more annoying than paying good money for a punet of local raspberries or strawberries and finding fuzz growing on them the next day when you open the fridge. How to keep them fresh! Here’s a tip I’m sharing from a recent post on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place:
Wash them with vinegar.
When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Pop the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can’t taste the vinegar,) and place in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mould spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting mouldy and soft.