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Mar 30, 2006 07:00 PM

The strawberry experiment - fresh strawberries in glass jars

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A few years ago in one of the annual 'how do I keep strawberries fresh' threads, someone mentioned to just put them in glass jars.

I just tried that and a little over a week later, the strawberries are still pristine.

Granted these are the strawberries I bought from a supermarket designed to survive nuclear war, but I'm still impressed.

My usual method for storing strawberries is to line a tupperware container with paper towels, place strawberries on top, cover with a paper towel and then seal with the tupperware lid. They will keep a week that way and then start to look tired.

I used two jelly jars. In one, I just put 3 berries. In the other, I put a folded up paper towel on the bottom. The paper towel didn't work as well, they were just slightly less fresh looking than the jar without the towel.

Should have left some in the original plastic container from the supermarket for comparison sake.

Anyway, will check the remaining berries in a few days to see how they are doing.

Just another idea for keeping those berries fresh.

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  1. Did you cover the jar in any way?

    3 Replies
    1. re: Pat Hammond

      Just screwed the lid on.

      1. re: rworange

        Thanks. Can't wait to try it. I wonder if it would work for raspberries, although I usually can't keep them around without eating them.

        1. re: pat Hammond

          Yes it will, in fact, I've done various different kinds of berries using this method. I have heard you should not wash them until you use them, so I put them in the jar unwashed. Then because I have a Food Saver I vacuum seal the jar as well. I have never done a comparison between sealed and non sealed, but the berries keep nicely until they are all used up.