Especially in the summer, we all love to stock our refrigerators with fresh and tasty fruits and vegetables. These healthy foods supply our body with the needed minerals and vitamins and offer countless health benefits.
Strawberries are the favorite choice of numerous people, as these delicious, refreshing fruits are full of fiber, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, folate, and manganese.
Furthermore, these tasty desserts are incredibly healthy and support our health in various ways: they treat gout, arthritis, heart diseases, improve the function of the brain and heart, regulate blood pressure, improve eyesight, boosts the immune system, fights premature aging, and prevents certain cancer types.
Yet, the strawberries we usually purchase get quickly covered in mold in the refrigerator, only a few days after we have bought them.
Fortunately, you can successfully avoid this issue now, after a farmer revealed his way to avoid spoilage of his strawberries, and it has become a huge hit!
This hack will help you keep your strawberries fresh and they will last much longer in the fridge, around a week or two.
Here is all you need:
- White vinegar
- A Colander or salad spinner
In a larger bowl, mix 1 part white vinegar and 5 parts water in a large bowl.
Add the strawberries to the mixture to soak for a few minutes. The vinegar will remove the mold spores and bacteria, that usually lead to the spoiling of the fruits.
You will be grossed out by the look of the water afterward.
Then, just dry the strawberries well, using some paper towels, into a salad spinner, or simply leave them to air dry in a colander. They should be completely dry, in order not to get moldy. Next, just place them on a paper towel, and store them in the refrigerator.
Note that you should not worry, as the fruits won’t taste or smell like vinegar afterward.
Furthermore, in order to extend the life of your strawberries, you should not remove their stems until you are about to consume them. Additionally, remove any spoiled berries in the bunch, to prevent the spreading of the mold.
Now, you can enjoy these mouth-watering healthy fruits for a longer time!