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Old 07-02-2017, 05:44 PM   #1
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Keeping strawberries fresh

Has anyone tried this? Does it work?


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Old 07-02-2017, 06:07 PM   #2
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I had 6 lbs of strawberries, DH bought a ton, for the cheese platter and for the fridge and I was so worried they'd start to mold. I threw them in the sink and then put in lemon juice, swished them around, dried them. They lasted for the cheese platter and then for eating and then for a fruit salad, a whole week, so the acid does help and I'd do it again in a minute.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:31 PM   #3
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Im so glad you posted this, we love to eat fresh fruit and it goes bad so quick, like flushing my money down the drain!
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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Ooohhhh Nooooooo! This thread reminded me that I left half a carton of strawberries in the fridge before I left town -- for at least a week.

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Old 07-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #5
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The narrator needs a new refrigerator if her strawberries start going moldy in 2-3 days. The strawberries I had at breakfast finished up the first of two containers I bought on June 22, so 9-10 days ago. Nothing wrong with them and they were still rather tasty. Here's the second container, which will be gone in a couple of days.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:14 AM   #6
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Mine certainly don't look that good after a week, CG.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:37 AM   #7
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Tax Lady,

Yes, strawberries have a terribly short shelf life .. It is documented.

Yes, I have used White vinegar or red vinegar if you prefer and I have also used fresh lemon.

Both work wonders. The Video is exceptional. Thank you for posting ..
Have a nice day ..
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Interesting...

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The narrator needs a new refrigerator if her strawberries start going moldy in 2-3 days. The strawberries I had at breakfast finished up the first of two containers I bought on June 22, so 9-10 days ago. Nothing wrong with them and they were still rather tasty. Here's the second container, which will be gone in a couple of days.
I had one batch mold quickly, the rest lasts longer Not sure what happened but I definitely do not need a new refrigerator, if I do I'm going to cry
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Merlot, I think he/she meant the narrator of the video. The temperature of a refrigerator should be above 32 degrees F and below 40 degrees F, so 35-38. Don't go buying a refrigerator until you measure the temperature. The comment about needing a new refrigerator was a jump in logic since there are many reasons that strawberries begin to mold.

I've had strawberries that looks perfect in the store, start to mold in 2 days on the bottom. The 6 lbs we bought were washed in lemon/water, of those, 2 strawberries were starting to mold, and that was the day they were bought. My refrigerator is at 35 degrees F. I pay attention to the temperature because I've been hyper vigilant about temperatures since I started making cheese, so I'm measuring it in the fridge, the hot water in the tap, and everything in between.
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Merlot, I think he/she meant the narrator of the video. The temperature of a refrigerator should be above 32 degrees F and below 40 degrees F, so 35-38. Don't go buying a refrigerator until you measure the temperature. The comment about needing a new refrigerator was a jump in logic since there are many reasons that strawberries begin to mold.

I've had strawberries that looks perfect in the store, start to mold in 2 days on the bottom. The 6 lbs we bought were washed in lemon/water, of those, 2 strawberries were starting to mold, and that was the day they were bought. My refrigerator is at 35 degrees F. I pay attention to the temperature because I've been hyper vigilant about temperatures since I started making cheese, so I'm measuring it in the fridge, the hot water in the tap, and everything in between.
Oh trust me I'm not, unless someone else is paying but I am going to check my temperature, thanks for the helpful info!
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:09 AM   #12
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Strawberries with rot in any environment. Blame the strawberries, not the fridge.
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Watch out. Bliss will come after you and try to take your temperature...

I like using lemon juice.
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Watch out. Bliss will come after you and try to take your temperature...

I like using lemon juice.
Yes, that's right, I will! If you are not at exactly 98.6 degrees F, you are in big big trouble, beware.
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I had one batch mold quickly, the rest lasts longer Not sure what happened but I definitely do not need a new refrigerator, if I do I'm going to cry
I find that, like tomatoes, they keep longer and taste better left out on the counter. Obviously, they aren't going to keep for a long time either in or out of the 'fridge
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:42 AM   #16
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I did the vinegar rinse yesterday... Can't get to the berries for a few days... Hope it works...

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From Oxnard, the uncontested strawberry capital of the world:

JUST EAT THEM FASTER. WE'LL GROW MORE!
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:53 PM   #18
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From Oxnard, the uncontested strawberry capital of the world:

JUST EAT THEM FASTER. WE'LL GROW MORE!

I dunno.... I think that Watsonville might give you a run for the money...

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I find that, like tomatoes, they keep longer and taste better left out on the counter. Obviously, they aren't going to keep for a long time either in or out of the 'fridge
What is the average summer temperature of your house? It's 90°F outside here right now and our air conditioner is set to 78. That's pretty warm for keeping berries out on the counter.

I keep them in the fridge and they last a week or so. If they start getting soft, I put them in the freezer.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:01 PM   #20
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I also like the idea of lemon juice better Bliss. I'm trying it with my next basket.

I do like sliced strawberry's drizzled with a little good quality balsamic vinegar instead of sugar though.
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