Preventing Mold on Berries

I had a friend of mine sent me an email about preventing mold on berries.  Not sure if it works, fresh berries don’t stay in our house very long.  They are usually gone before any molding sets in. Here’s the tip:

Prepare a mixture of one part white or apple cider vinegar and ten parts water. Put the berries in the mixture swirl them around.  Drain, rinse (if desired) and pop in the fridge.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the fruit.

I can see how the vinegar would kill the mold, it works great as household cleaner.

Has anyone done this and does it work?

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7 comments

  1. Megan says:

    I’ve never tried this but now I’m tempted to!

  2. I haven’t tried this but I will now! Mold is always a pain when it comes to fresh berries, so I hope this works.

  3. Wonderful tip! I haven’t heard of this before and it sounds like it might work. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I’ve never tried this but I’m going to!

  5. I have tried this and it does work! It also helps remove pesticides if you don’t buy organic!! I spray all my produce!

  6. Brande says:

    Emily – That’s great! It sounded like it would work. That’s exciting!

  7. Courtney says:

    I wonder if it would alter the flavor of the fruit though? Doesn’t hurt to try!

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