Foodie reveals her simple trick for keeping her fruit fresh in the fridge for THREE as long as weeks

A chef has revealed her trick for keeping fruit fresh for up to three weeks at a time.

Mum Marie shared the clever tip with an online Facebook community group after a woman shared an image of fruit that remained in ‘perfect condition for days’ by being stored in mason jars. 

To make the fruit last more than a few days, Marie recommended mixing vinegar in water and soaking the fruit for 30 minutes. 

She then advised to rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove the strong vinegar taste, then allow the fruit to completely dry on a towel before storing in the fridge. 

Mum Marie shared the clever tip with an online Facebook community group after a woman shared an image of fruit that remained in 'perfect condition for days' by being stored in mason jars (pictured)

Mum Marie shared the clever tip with an online Facebook community group after a woman shared an image of fruit that remained in ‘perfect condition for days’ by being stored in mason jars (pictured) 

Marie recommended mixing vinegar in water and soaking the fruit for 30 minutes. She then advised to rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove the vinegar taste, then allow the fruit to completely dry on a towel before storing in the fridge

Marie recommended mixing vinegar in water and soaking the fruit for 30 minutes. She then advised to rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove the vinegar taste, then allow the fruit to completely dry on a towel before storing in the fridge

‘Vinegar is a natural preservative due to the acidity level. It also works using lemon juice,’ Marie wrote.

The handy food hack is said to work well with strawberries and chopped vegetables, such as cucumber.

In order to soak up all the moisture, Marie also places a piece of paper towel at the bottom of the containers.

‘The only fruit that I don’t do this with is raspberries. Those I rinse right before eating but putting them on a paper towel also helps them last longer!’ she said. 

The handy food hack is said to work well with strawberries and chopped vegetables, such as cucumber

The handy food hack is said to work well with strawberries and chopped vegetables, such as cucumber

Others who tried the hack were impressed after a punnet of strawberries lasted eight days

In order to soak up all the moisture, Marie also places a piece of paper towel at the bottom of the containers

In order to soak up all the moisture, Marie also places a piece of paper towel at the bottom of the containers

The helpful trick was well received by hundreds of others part of the Facebook community, though some had a few questions.

‘Does that not give them a vinegar smell/taste? I can’t stand vinegar is my reason for asking,’ one woman asked.

Marie swiftly responded and said: ‘Not at all! Just make sure to rinse them very very well after the vinegar soak.’  

While lemon juice can also be used, Marie said she prefers vinegar because it’s ‘easier’ and she often doesn’t have lemons on hand.

How to make fruit last up to three weeks: 

Mix 1/4 the amount of vinegar as water and soak the fruit for 30 minutes 

Remove and rinse the fruit thoroughly with cold water to remove the vinegar taste 

Lay the fruit out on a towel and allow time to dry 

When the fruit is completely dry, place in container or mason jar 

To remove all the moisture, place a paper towel in the container with the fruit 

The acidity levels in the vinegar will make the fruit last up to three weeks

Alternatively lemon juice can also be used 

Source: What’s in your lunchbox?/Facebook

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