Gallery: 6 Ways to Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresher for Longer

Give your berries a hot bath Once the weather gets hot we often find ourselves eating berries by the basketful. But even with a healthy appetite and refrigeration, uneaten berries can go moldy overnight. One way to stop the onset of the fuzzy fungus is not
 

Give your berries a hot bath

Once the weather gets hot we often find ourselves eating berries by the basketful. But even with a healthy appetite and refrigeration, uneaten berries can go moldy overnight. One way to stop the onset of the fuzzy fungus is not with pesticides, but rather to give your berries a hot bath before storing them. Called 'thermotherapy' the process simply involves immersing and swishing berries in their plastic basket in a pot of hot water. The hot water kills off mold spores and keeps them fresher longer. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries fare best at 125 degrees for 30 seconds. After bathing the berries spread them out on a towel to allow them to breathe and then store.

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6 Comments

  1. sdilwali January 11, 2015 at 1:40 am

    All information is very useful for public .By storing properly we save money as food will not be thrown away, because it is still FRESH. Also the nutritive values are saved .

    Q How do I store different types of nuts raisins dates etc?
    I would like to know how we can store Potatoes, Onions Garlick for few weeks.?
    storing fresh green Mint leaves Cilantro?
    Thank you.
    sdilwali

  2. Anirban Mookherjee July 25, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I’d heard that strawberries shudn’t be made wet or washed in water unless u r just about to eat them. It goes soft and moldy. Then how can u give it a hot bath?

  3. Patricia Young June 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Save alot of money in a little time.

  4. megala April 25, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Need to update the health using veggies

  5. KahuHealani June 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Looks like another Excellent Resource for Health & Wellness, thank-you.

  6. Ana Lisa Alperovich March 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Great post! I learnt lots of new things and never heard about the ¨hot bath¨before! Gracias!

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