6 expert tips to keeping your strawberries fresh

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I love strawberries! They are easily my most favorite fruit. You can put them in pies and cakes or eat them with a little sugar or some whipped cream. Unfortunately, this tasty fruit is a bit on the pricey side, so when I go to grab a berry and it’s already moldy, it’s frustrating!
If you love strawberries and hate blowing cash on fruit that seems to go bad over night, check out a few of these ideas for keeping your strawberries fresh, longer.

1. Serving size matters

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According to the Kitchn, mass prepping your berries is a bad move, unless you plan on eating them immediately. To help the berries last longer, keep the stems on until you’re ready to eat the fruit. You should also only wash the fruit as you plan to eat it.

2. Change the storage containers

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Moisture will ruin berries fast. Instead of storing them in the container they came in, choose a container with a wide lid. You can also store them on a pan covered with a paper towel, HGTV recommends. Airtight containers for whole berries can actually make them go bad faster because the lid traps moisture inside.

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