Expert farmer shares brilliant tips to keep your strawberries fresh

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Lots of us like to stock our refrigerators with delicious fruits and vegetables during a trip to the supermarket. Especially in the summer!

Fruits, like strawberries, are refreshing and packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for us and keep us healthy.

Strawberries are filled with antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, fiber, and magnesium, according to Organic Facts.

The are even said to improve eyesight, brain function, high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, and several cardiovascular diseases. Strawberries are even linked to boosting the immune system and preventing certain cancers, as well as premature aging.

It’s a shame to spend all that money on our strawberries only to find that they get slimy or covered in mold when we reach for them in our refrigerators after having only bought them a few days prior.

It’s a total bummer and a giant waste.

Thankfully Hip2Save has shared a brilliant way to make sure that your strawberries stay fresh and last longer in your refrigerator. This hack will extend the life of your strawberries for days, or maybe even a week or two after you take them home and put them in your fridge.

You’ll need:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • A Colander or salad spinner


Step 1) Pour 1 part white vinegar and 5 parts water into a large bowl. About 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 1/2 cups of water should do the trick.

Step 2) Soak your berries in the mixtures for a few minutes. The vinegar will get rid of mold spores and bacteria. That’s the stuff that makes your strawberries spoil quicker.

You’ll probably be grossed out by what the water looks like after your rinse your berries in this solution.

For me, one of the best things about summer is that you can find inexpensive strawberries pretty much at every local market and store. And I know I am not the only one who gets this excited about strawberries. But if you like strawberries as much as I do, then you know how fast they go bad.

And there’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning ready to enjoy some fresh strawberries only to see they spoiled before you had a chance to eat them all. This is such a waste, but luckily, there are a few awesome and efficient tips you can use to keep your strawberries fresher for longer.

For instance, did you know that it’s best not to wash your strawberries until right before you are ready to eat them? That’s because strawberries have a natural layer that protects them from going bad, a layer that most people wash away as soon as they get home from the supermarket.
By watching the video below, you will learn how to keep strawberries fresh using an inexpensive ingredient that you already probably have around the house: white vinegar. This is definitely something you’ll wish you knew sooner!

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