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How do you get strawberries to stay fresh longer?

My DD loves strawberries and they are not in season right now so they are pricey, I got some a few days ago and already they are soft! Does anyone have any tips to keep them fresher longer?

 
maddys_mommy_ny

Asked by maddys_mommy_ny at 10:02 AM on May. 8, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • take them out of the container you bought them in. put a paper towel in the bottom of a tupperware-type container and then arrange a single layer of strawberries on the paper towel. continue layering paper towels with a single layer of strawberries, then put the lid on top and store them in the fridge.
    keeps our strawberries fresh and doesn't cost a thing.
    asyoulikeit

    Answer by asyoulikeit at 12:20 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • I bought those green bags! They were like $15 for 10 bags. They work great!
    laura7485

    Answer by laura7485 at 10:04 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • The Green bags.....Do not wash them before you put them in the fridge.
    BrandonsMom1000

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 10:06 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • Keep them in the fridge.
    Busimommi

    Answer by Busimommi at 10:45 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • also, take the stem out right when you buy it.
    jambalover

    Answer by jambalover at 1:53 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • if you are gonna use them in something like a smoothie, freeze some of them. rinse them and cut 'em up, then freeze. the idea of putting them in a single layer is the best- you don't want them crowding each other.
    MaMaLaLa369

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 5:32 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • Strawberries have a very short shelf life. If you are not going to eat them in two days, then they should be washed, sliced and frozen. I only buy fresh strawberries in season; the rest of the year I buy frozen. If you don't have this, here is a produce guide from the environmental working group: http://www.foodnews.org/EWG-shoppers-guide-download-final.pdf.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:48 PM on May. 8, 2009

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