The Super Simple Trick to Making Fruit Last Longer
It’s no secret that I love buying bulk at Costco. If you watch my Instagram stories, you know that Costco is my happy place, my heaven on Earth, my paradise…you get it.
The bad part about buying bulk? Sometimes Steven and I don’t eat it fast enough and it goes bad. Despite my attempt to get better about meal planning and consuming the stuff that we buy, sometimes fruit has a mind of its own.
Welp, gone are those days! Nesting with Grace recently shared a hack that I knew I had to try – and since I only share things that I genuinely love and endorse, I knew I had to post this hack for my friends who might be in the same boat. If you’re looking for how to make strawberries last longer, keep blueberries for just a few more days or the most natural way to wash your grapes, your searching stops here.
It honestly couldn’t be easier, either. Ready??
- A bowl (I use a Pyrex 8-Cup Measuring Cup)
- 1 Cup of Vinegar
- A Glass Storage Container (These are my go-to for fruit)
Now for the steps:
- I cut the tops off of my strawberries and remove grapes from vines to make the fruit an easier grab and go snack. That part is totally optional, it’s just what I do.
- Put your fruit in the bowl.
- Add your one cup of vinegar.
- Fill the bowl the rest of the way with water.
- Soak for 10 minutes. (I try to keep it right at 10 minutes. I once kept strawberries in longer and it made them a bit mushy.)
- Agitate fruit with hands prior to draining. Rinse fruit.
- Let dry in a single layer on a towel.
- Store in fridge in an air tight glass bowl.
This is a literal miracle for those who feel like their fruit goes bad before they even get to the check-out line. I’ve done it for the past few fruit purchases (grapes, strawberries and blueberries) and it has kept for SO much longer than it would if I did not wash and soak in the vinegar solution. Have no fear, your fruit won’t pickle and it definitely won’t taste like vinegar.
I want to know – would you try this simple trick to elongate the life of your fruit? Tell me in the comments!