How To Increase The Storage Life Of Blackberries

How To Increase The Storage Life Of Blackberries

Increasing Storage Life Of Blackberries

Make your fresh blackberries last longer with this simple vinegar rinse, recommended by one of our members, Mandy M. Thanks Mandy!

Prepare a bowl of 10 parts water and 1 part vinegar (apple cider or white), and rinse the berries in the diluted vinegar bath. You can rinse them off with plain water when you’re finished with the vinegar rinse, but you don’t need to. Then to dry, gently spin the berries in a salad spinner lined with paper towels. Store the blackberries in a sealable container lined with paper towels, leaving the lid open a little to allow excess moisture to escape.

The vinegar destroys bacteria and mold spores on the berries, helping them stay fresh longer.


Preserving Berries With Sugar

If your blackberries do start to look mushy, sprinkle them with 2 teaspoons of sugar per pound of berries. They’ll become even more mushy, but you’ll have a great muffin add-in or ice cream topping, and your berries will be preserved for several more days in the fridge.