How To Keep Berries From Getting Moldy

Fresh berries have two major enemies: mold and moisture. Here’s how to fight them off in 2 easy steps so you can enjoy your berries longer with far less wastage! And don't forget to shop our delicious selection of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries!

1. Vinegar Bath to Kill Mold

After discarding any berries that show even a bit of mold, put 3 cups cold water and 1 cup white vinegar in a large bowl or salad spinner. Immerse berries and swish around for about a minute. Drain berries, then rinse with clean, cold water until any trace of vinegar aroma or taste is gone. Spread out rinsed berries on clean cloth or paper towels, and pat and roll lightly with towels to dry them well.

2. Anti-Moisture Storage

If your berries came in a ventilated plastic clamshell-type package, wash it with soap and hot water, rinse and dry, then line it with a dry paper towel. Put the clean, dry berries back in the clamshell and store them in the fridge. Make sure to leave ventilation holes in the top uncovered so air can circulate in the package. Otherwise, store the berries in a clean container lined with paper towels, with the lid ajar so condensation can evaporate. Change the paper towels if they get damp over time.

 

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