Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RE-laying Tips: No More Mold on Berries

A delicious superfood,  strawberries are full of anti-oxidants to boost your immuno system.  Additionally, their bright color adds a cheery touch to any plate and a festive garnish to any drink.  I especially like to combine them with blueberries on breakfast or dessert plates as you can see above.  The only thing I do not like about strawberries is that they can mold very quickly.   Organic or non-organic, I've never seen any difference regarding their propensity to mold.  It is lousy to toss away fruit after a few days because of mold, but that happens to at least a few of the strawberries in almost every basket I've ever purchased.   So this emailed tip from my friend, Celeste, was a big help to me.  (It took me a minute to find the original source, but I believe it came from JENNIFER at

When you get your berries home, "prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around.  Drain, rinse if you want (although the mixture is so diluted you shouldn't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface off the fruit."

Hope you enjoy this tip, too.


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  1. Now THAT is some news I can use!! Thanks you so much for sharing this!

    1. Danni,

      Sure thing. I thought this was a good tip and figured that others would want it, too. So glad to know I was right. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. :D