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The Best Way to Store Strawberries for Weeks of Freshness

Wondering how to keep strawberries fresh for weeks? All you need is a glass jar. Here's the viral food hack worth trying.

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Kristine Nguyen
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Buying strawberries can sometimes feel like a sad, never-ending cycle. You buy your delicious fresh fruit, thinking you'll eat it immediately. But then it becomes lost and forgotten, stuck in the back of the fridge for a week. By the time you remember they're there, they've become a hard, sour, and sometimes moldy shell of what they once were.

Thankfully, a hack that's gone viral on TikTok may be able to stop this process and reduce food waste. Stephanie Gigliotti, the content creator behind the account @stephgigliotti28, shared how to keep strawberries fresh for weeks at a time, and it's really easy.

"I found this tip a couple months ago, so I've been testing it out. It works so well," says Gigliotti. What is this amazing tip? Just keep it in an airtight jar in your fridge. "If you put your fruit, like strawberries, in a glass jar in the refrigerator, they stay fresh for 2 to 3 weeks!"

This method of storing food is actually pretty popular amongst the zero-waste community. Hundreds of people have posted photos of their fruits and vegetables neatly stored in jars in their refrigerators under the hashtag #thejarmethod—a term that was popularized by Erin and Roe, the creators behind the popular Instagram account @brownkids. Not only is storing your fruit in a jar keeping it fresh, but it's also aesthetically pleasing.

Thanks to this trick, you'll no longer be unpleasantly surprised with spoiled strawberries whenever you're craving a sweet and healthy snack. Here's how to keep strawberries fresh, step by step.

How to Keep Strawberries Fresh for Weeks

What You Need:

Fresh strawberries, unwashed
Airtight jar

Instructions:

1. Gently place your unwashed strawberries in a clean, airtight jar.
2. After securing the lid, place the jar in the fridge.
3. When you want some strawberries, take out your desired amount and wash them before eating.
4. Enjoy fresh strawberries for up to three weeks!