DIY Tip to Keep Your Strawberries Fresh Longer

Strawberries are filled with antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, fiber, and magnesium, according to Organic Facts.

The are even said to improve eyesight, brain function, high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, and several cardiovascular diseases. Strawberries are even linked to boosting the immune system and preventing certain cancers, as well as premature aging.


Here is a brilliant way to make sure that your strawberries stay fresh and last longer in your refrigerator. This hack will extend the life of your strawberries for days, or maybe even a week or two after you take them home and put them in your fridge.  You will need:

  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Colander or Salad Spinner


Step 1) Pour 1 part white vinegar and 5 parts water into a large bowl. About 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 1/2 cups of water should do the trick.

Step 2) Soak berries in the mixtures for a few minutes. The vinegar will get rid of mold spores and bacteria. That’s the stuff that makes your strawberries spoil quicker. You’ll probably be grossed out by what the water looks like after your rinse your berries in this solution.  Don't worry your strawberries will not taste like vinegar.  

Step 3) Dry strawberries thoroughly.  You can place paper towels into a salad spinner or let them dry in a colander.  Make sure you remove all of the moisture will prevent them from getting moldy.

Step 4) Place your strawberries into the refrigerator on top of a paper towel.  Keep the stems of your strawberries on until you’re about to eat them. This will prolong their shelf life.   Also, if you notice any spoiled berries in your bunch that has mold on them, be sure to immediately remove them. This will prevent the mold from spreading and ruining the rest of them.    

Enjoy your delicious tasting, longer lasting strawberries!

    • Jeff Kanter
      Jeff Kanter

      I LOVE strawberries, but they always turn bad too soon. This is great advice to get the most out of every batch you buy. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!