Raspberries - Keepin' em Longer & Fresher?
I recently bought a small quantity of raspberries for $5 (which isn't a lot by NYC standards). Got home washed+separated the really mushy ones from the 'good, firm ones' and hoped to make a sauce out of 'em for a dessert later in the week. Lo & behold a few days later, the fruit went bad and got all moldy and I had no choice but to throw it away. Kinda upset and annoyed (at myself mostly for not using it up right away) for little a small, expensive quantity go to waste like that. Any suggestions on keeping them alive longer?
(I guess this a fruit that you need to use right away. Lesson learned.)
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> Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two
> weeks without getting moldy and soft.
I've had similar experiences with raspberries. I do find that taking them out of their original container and putting them in a single layer on a paper towel in a larger container helps keep them for a while longer. However, farmer's market raspberries do seem to be especially fragile. I would just use them as soon as possible, washing them just before using.
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