Storing Strawberries for Long Shelf Life

I’m not sure how many times I’ve bought strawberries, only to discover they’ve started to mold in a day to two.

Moisture increases mold time. So the key to storing strawberries is to reduce moisture.

Try this method of storing them. It only takes a minute to do after the trip to the market.

#1- Don’t wash the strawberries.

  • First, choose a wide/long container as you have.
  • I’ve really like using the Rubbermaid Freshworks Food Storage line. They have a tray in the bottom which allows moisture to fall to the bottom, preventing contact with the produce. They also have a vent in the lid to help with air flow. I also use them for lettuce, grapes, cherries, green onions, herbs.
  • Line the container with a paper towel.
  • Loosely place a layer of strawberries in the bottom.
  • Place another paper towel over top, then another layer of strawberries.

Having less layers will help reduce the strawberries on the bottom getting too much moisture (why having a wide/long container helps).

The paper towels help absorb moisture.

Using this method sometimes strawberries will keep up to 2 weeks.

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