Maximize Your Strawberries Shelf Life
It happens in Summer every single year. The strawberries you pick up at the store start going bad the moment you get home. It's just the nature of it. For instance, I like doing the grocery pickup option at the store. It's convenient, but I'm hesitant to order anything fresh because, well, nobody is going to ensure you get the quality better than yourself, but I don't want to be walking around Walmart if I don't have to.
I really like strawberries. Sweet enough, sure, but the sour tart is the real star of the show. It's just a part of my everyday life at this point in time, but, this time of year, it's really hard to keep fresh strawberries fresh. Case and point, the last two pounds I bought contained about a pound of rotten berries. I don't mean they were going soft, straight up mushy and discolored. Not the type of thing I'm gonna eat willingly. It's a common problem and it's not the stores fault. They aren't selling me out-of-date produce, it's the spores that are taking these fruits before their time has come. So what do you do?
The answer is ridiculously easy on this one. All you have to do is give these triangles of deliciousness a quick bath in some water and vinegar. Obviously, the water is there to cut down the acidity of the vinegar... but the vinegar quickly kills off the living spores that are killing off your strawberries. It's so simple.
Take note, you don't want them to soak... you just want to let the vinegar do its thing for a few minutes before you rinse and store these. Also, store them so they aren't just piled up like in the container they came in. They'll last longer doing that too, about two weeks in my fridge.