How to Keep Berries Fresh Longer

A few tips that have helped prolong my berries this Summer:
–If I buy Driscoll’s or a packaged brand, I always cut off the cover. When the berries are enclosed together, mold will grow wherever there is trapped moisture, so let the berries breathe!

–On a similar note, as soon as you get home, mix them up so that they’re repositioned & away from any moisture that may have appeared during their traveling.

–This one is saddest, but after the first day place them in the fridge. They won’t taste as good BUT you’ll prolong their life. This is why I only enjoy them straight up the day I get them, and then use for smoothies or brekkie bowl toppings once they’ve been refrigerated.

What are your tips?!


Meridith Oram
Meridith Oram is an ACE-Certified Health Coach at Below the Fork where she encourages women to love themselves towards healthy. She is married with two boys, and lives outside of Philadelphia. She earned a B.A. in Communications from Villanova University. Meridith writes about FASTer Way to Fat Loss, fitness, nutrition, Celiac Disease, and easy (but delicious!) gluten-free recipes at belowthefork.com. Follow her @belowthefork on all social channels.

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