The Secret to Keeping your Strawberries from Molding!

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Does it make you want to pull your hair out when you open your strawberry carton and a few of those precious babies have more hair than your husband?


It really irks me!

Our whole family adores popping a strawberry in their mouth for a sweet snack!

But often we forget about the carton of fresh expensive strawberries because somehow they migrate to the back of the fridge.

I found the solution.

And it’s tried and true!

I bought these beautiful strawberries 12 days ago!  Don’t they look perfect?

Here is the strawberry secret!

Wash them with vinegar!

  • When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar and ten parts water.
  • Dump the berries into the mixture in a bowl and swirl around.
  • Drain, rinse if you want, but not necessary.
  • Store in the fridge.

The vinegar kills any mold 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 moldy and soft.

And your so BERRY welcome for this frugal tip!  LOL!

Have you tried the strawberry secret yet?

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  1. What an awesome tip! Now I can buy in bulk and have less to worry about.

  2. IT REALLY WORKS – and it works on ANY kind of berries – I already clean my kitchen with vinegar/water in a spray bottle, so I just give them a spray and rinse when I get them home!

  3. Lisa @CreativLEI says:

    Thanks for the great tip as we’re nearing berry season!

  4. hsmominmo says:

    Strawberry season is just around the corner here. I’ll be giving this tip a try! Thanks for sharing

  5. Does the vinegar affect the flavor at all? I’m going to have to try this!

  6. Thank you, vinegar is such a good old fashioned remedy for hundreds of things, this is a great share!

  7. Great tip! My mom taught me to use a vinegar wash to clean my fruit but I never knew that bit about the mold spores and how the vinegar does the trick to making them last longer. I think I’ll get a few more strawberry plants now!

  8. Katrina Morgan says:

    Going to try this today..we have containers of strawberries right now in fridge..

  9. Does it matter what kind of Vinegar? e.g.: apple cider vinegar is very fragrant, white vinegar not so much.

  10. Mark Rasmussen says:

    Can I make a bath in a bowl and bath raspberries then strawberries then blackberries or do I need to bath each fruit individually?

    • I have never tried it that way, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Let us know how it works out for you.

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