Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Saving berries from Molding

From: Jan Y.
Sent: July 4, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Saving berries from Molding

Saving berries from Molding
Saving Berries
This is one of the best tips
I have received in a long time!

Saving berries from Molding
The key to preventing moldy berries...

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular
seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market.

There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on
their insides. Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets,
we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here’s a tip I'm sharing 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. Dump 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 pop
in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that
might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week
or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy
and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing
they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.
You're so berry velcome!

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