I’m guilty! I have let the most wonderful strawberries mold before I ate them. Why? Because I overbuy when they are on sale and allow them to get the fuzzies. I always say I’m going not going to do it, but then it happens. So, I set out to find the tricks of the NO MOLD craze, and I am finally cured. NO moldy strawberries in my house ever again.
How to stop the mold, muck, and yuck of strawberries:
- Don’t wash them until you will eat them or freeze them. Turns out the washing starts the molding process.
- If you need to wait to eat the strawberries for a few days, soak them in a white vinegar bath. The vinegar kills the spores of bacteria. Drain them in a collandar.
- Keep in Green Bags. These are amazing bags that keep fruits and vegetables 2-3 times longer.
- Store in the freezer for smoothies, desserts and puree. Wash and dry before putting in freezer bag or air-tight container.
This week I was put to the test. It’s strawberry season and my local market had a 16 ounce pack for .99 cents. I bought eight packs. The berries are at their ripest and best tasting, so I couldn’t pass it up.
I got my Green Bags and freezer bags ready. The ones I love the best are Debbie Meyer Green Bags. You’ll save money throughout the year if you use the green bags with your fresh vegetables and fruit.
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When I got home, six of the packs I cut off the tips, washed, and dried them. I put the majority in freezer ziploc bags.
The rest I put them in the green bags so they will stay ripe for over a week or so. Once I am ready to use them, I take them out of the green bags, wash and dry.
Watch your weekly ads and wait for the perfect time to bulk up on strawberries. Not only will you save money, but you will be stocked up on berries for your smoothies and other goodies.
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