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Jul 27, 2014 05:48 AM

Keeping strawberries fresh ... in yogurt?

Looking for ways to keep fresh strawberries from rotting. I'm referring to store-bought strawberries sold in a plastic container. I know the best way is to just eat them right away, but what's the next best way to make sure they don't rot?

Of what I don't eat, I'll wash them and "prepare" them (remove stems, cut off any bad parts) and then try to keep them dry (via paper towels) in a bowl stored in the refrigerator.

I'm wondering, if I place the fruit in yogurt will that help to keep them from breaking down?

What else do people do?

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  1. I often cut up and put in Greek Yogurt, they do last and the mix tastes better than the store stuff which is like eating jam, way to sweet.

      1. re: Cathy

        How interesting. I would never have guessed that placing strawberries in a jar would preserve them. No strawberries around to test this, but I'll have to try it some time -- thanks

        1. re: uwsgrazer

          All berries last longer in a glass jar- blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries.

      2. don't wash them until you're ready to eat them.

        1. Don't wash them until ready to eat. That will prolong their freshness a great deal.

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          1. re: sisterfunkhaus

            Thank you both. I realize my post could have been clearer. What I meant to say is that I only wash what I plan to eat as well as what looks as if it's on the verge of going bad, so I was looking for a "home" for the berries that I couldn't finish eating -- and yogurt made a perfectly acceptable holding place