February 21, 2022
Berries are healthy and delicious. They're delightful as desserts, snacks, or topping for cakes and ice creams. Unfortunately, they can get spoiled once they are exposed to mould and bacteria. There’s nothing more annoying than finding out that the berries you bought a few days ago have turned bad.
These tricks help you store strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries better. Food waste prevented, money saved!
Do you get them from a local farmer’s market or grocery store, or pick them up by yourself? Either way, make sure you do the right selection from the bunch. Fragile, thin-skinned, one berry can affect others in the bunch. Make sure you get firm, plump, dent-free berries and avoid packs that have:
· Bruised, slimy or spoiled berries
· Dark berry stains on the base of the pack. It could be that some berries have passed their prime in the mix.
If you get home and notice there are some soft, squished berries from the pack that you get, don’t waste them. Use them to make smoothies, or turn them into compote for cheesecakes. You can also soak and mash them to make syrupy ice cream or waffles topping.
Crowding berries in one container is a big no-no. They will get crushed, causing the rest to spoil even faster. What you can do instead:
· Use a wide, flat container and line with paper towels
· Cover with a loose-fitting lid to let excess moisture out
· Don’t let them sit in the coldest part of your fridge, as they can freeze. It will also make them visible when you open the fridge, so you won’t forget them.
It could be that you're left with too many berries and you're not in a situation to use them. If this is the case,
Text: Kathy Muenster, Zürich-based Content Designer
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