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Washing Berries in a Vinegar Wash

Does washing berries in a vinegar wash keep them fresh longer?

Want your fresh berries to last up to a week longer? Here's the recipe | http://chloesblog.bigmill.com/washing-berries-in-a-vinegar-wash/for a vinegar wash used at Big Mill B and B near Greenville, NC | http://chloesblog.bigmill.com/washing-berries-in-a-vinegar-wash/

Fresh picked berries are yummy. Recipe for storing berries below

Everyone has an opinion. I think you should at least give it a try, then decide. I know the vinegar wash works for me, but then I think white vinegar is “gold.” We use it here at Big Mill B&B for an eco-friendly cleaning product. I also use it as a fabric softener.

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Some folks do not believe this works – try it for yourself and you will see. It works for me and I have a B&B so I deal with lots of fresh fruit

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC

Berry Wash Recipe

Berry Wash Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries
  • 1 part vinegar
  • 10 parts water

Instructions

    In a large pan mix the water and vinegar. Gently add the berries and gently remove them to a colander to drain. Repeat this washing and draining.
    After they have drained, remove the berries and place them on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels. I place this in front of a fan or under a ceiling fan until all the berries are very dry. Sometimes I have to replace the paper towels. Some folks use a salad spinner to remove the water. If you use the salad spinner, line it with paper towels. It certainly is faster than air drying on the cookie sheet.
    To store I use the plastic containers that the berries are in at the grocery stores. Wash these containers and dry them. Put a layer of berries, a small piece of the paper towel and then another layer of berries until the container is full.
    Store berries in the refrigerator, not in the crisper. My berries will keep a week; they don’t keep a week if I just put them in the refrigerator without the vinegar wash.
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Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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