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This Storage Hack Will Keep Your Berries Fresh for Twice as Long

Here's to no more moldy strawberries!

Strawberries in plastic container.

It's not summertime without a bounty of fresh berries to snack on! But, we all know the struggle of buying beautiful fresh berries and opening the fridge days later to see them already molded over. Yuck! What if we told you that there's a secret to storing berries that keeps them fresh for twice as long?

According to AllRecipes, "The moisture naturally present inside fruit keeps it plump and juicy, but once the fruit is picked, it no longer has a source for hydration. Over time, water will leach out of the fruit, and if it's in a container, the moisture will remain trapped inside. This creates a humid environment that can be troublesome, because moisture, temperature change, and darkness can contribute to mold development."

In order to avoid this, rinse the berries under cold water. Transfer the cleaned berries to a clean kitchen towel and spread them out in an even layer. Allow the berries to dry completely. This may take over an hour. Place a paper towel at the bottom of a mason jar and add the berries on top. Cover with a lid and refrigerate.

Change out the paper towel each day and you've got yourself some super fresh berries!

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