How to Keep Your Strawberries Fresh for Longer

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Strawberry season is here, and you know what that means—fresh strawberries, strawberry sorbets, strawberry smoothies, strawberry cakes, and of course, an occasional box of spoiled strawberries in your fridge. 

Everything about strawberries is great except the fact that they spoil quickly. If you don’t eat them in a day or two, they will go bad. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep your strawberries fresh for longer than that.

Don’t Wash Them Right Away

One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your strawberries is to wash them as soon as you bring them home. The moisture will cause them to develop mold and accelerate spoilage.

Wrap Them in a Paper Towel

In order to prevent moisture from other sources, wrap your strawberries in a paper towel or line the box with it. The paper towel will soak in the moisture and keep it away from the strawberries.

Store Them in an Airtight Container

Placing strawberries in an airtight container will prevent them from drying out and keep the outside factors from influencing their shelf life. The container with strawberries should be placed in a fridge. 

Line Them in Rows

Another great way to minimize spoilage is to line strawberries in rows instead of stacking them on top of each other. This way, you’ll prevent mold from one strawberry from transferring to others.