Why You Should Keep Fruit In Mason Jars Instead Of The Containers They Come In

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I love having fresh fruit in the house, but the problem is that by the time I get home from the grocery store, it seems like the fruit has already started to spoil. Fortunately, there’s a great hack for storing your fruit that will help keep it fresher for way longer.

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When you get your fruit home from the grocery store, the first thing you should do is remove it from the plastic containers they’ve come in and recycle them. Next, clean out your sink and fill it with water (you could also use a large bowl). Then, toss in a few tablespoons of distilled vinegar. You’ll then want to submerge your fruit in the water and let it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. The purpose of this is to get rid of any mold or bacteria on the fruit which is what causes them to go rotten more quickly.

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Once the fruit has had a nice soak, remove it from the vinegar water, transfer to a strainer, and rinse with cool water. Leave the fruit out to dry on a tea towel or paper towel. Once dry, transfer the fruit to mason jars and seal up those lids. This is the best way to make your fruit last, particularly berries, which tend to be very prone to mold and bacteria buildup.

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And that’s it! Incorporating these few extra steps into preparing and storing fruit can help you eliminate food waste, save money, and keep your fridge stocked with fresh produce for much longer. I’m due to grocery shop on Sunday, and I will definitely be prepping and storing our fruit according to this method!