How to Make Your Strawberries Last Longer

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Strawberries and Vinegar Hack

Want to know the secret to longer-lasting strawberries?

If you’re eating low carb and wish you could make strawberries last longer, this post is for you! A cup of strawberries is about 7.2g of net carbs, which makes them a healthy lower-carbohydrate treat. Still, if you’re tired of wasting money on berries that go into the trash too quickly, listen up!

Try soaking them in vinegar!

When soaked in vinegar and patted dry, strawberries and other berries stay fresh longer.

How to soak your strawberries in vinegar to make them last longer:

Use a large bowl to make a diluted vinegar wash of 1 part white vinegar to 5 parts water. Soak your berries in the solution for a few minutes. The vinegar will remove the bacteria and mold spores which typically causes the fruit to go bad so quickly. In fact, see the photo above of what the water looks like after you rinse the strawberries. Yikes!

Dry your berries thoroughly!

Place strawberries in a salad spinner on top of a couple of paper towels and carefully dry them or let air dry in a colander. After drying, store your berries in the fridge on top of a paper towel.

Do the strawberries taste like vinegar?

No, they don’t! I promise!

Although I haven’t personally tried this method with other berries, I hear it works for raspberries and blackberries too!

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 6

  1. rita petko

    Absolutely ,use vinegar

  2. Tliddle

    I do this every time I buy strawberries. It works! And no vinegar taste.

  3. Marsha Wolfe

    my daughter taught me use use this same method on all berries and grapes . cant believe the stuff that comes off!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I know! ha It’s well worth taking the time to do this 🙂

  4. Maggie

    Can you do this to lettuce or to scrub vegetables?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Maggie you most certainly can!
      Fill a bowl with a solution of 1 cup vinegar to 4 parts water, then add a tablespoon of salt. Soak your greens: Let the greens sit in the solution for two to five minutes, then remove. Rinse off the mixture thoroughly with cold water either in a colander or the basket of a salad spinner. Let them air dry before storing in a container with a paper towel on the bottom or wrapped in a paper towel & plastic wrap. Hope this helps❤

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