Mum's hack which helps keep fruit fresh for weeks is 'changing people's lives'
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With food prices going through the roof, it's more important than ever to cut down on food waste.
This really is a must-know if you've ever tucked into some fruit only to realise that it's started to mould.
A realisation that, in my case at least, is made all the more devastating by the fact that it's not exactly cheap to get your five a day anymore.
But probably the best thing about this hack is that it not only saves you money, but it's completely easy to execute as you only need one thing - a jar.
In a nutshell, if you store your strawberries in anything else - including the punnet they come in - they will go bad faster.
Floored by the brilliantly effective but simple hack, the mum said: "Who was going to tell me that if you store strawberries in jars, you don't have to sacrifice half of them to the strawberry gods?
"They last. They don't go bad. They stay good. You don't have to throw half of them away.
"I wasted so many strawberries because nobody told me."
Praising TikTok for informing her of the hack, the mum appropriately captioned the video: "This place is an educational resource, changing the world one life hack at a time."
Needless to say, the hack went far from unnoticed on TikTok, and since it was posted on 7 December, it has been viewed over 3.9 million times.
Reacting to the brilliant tip, one TkTok user wrote: "They didn't tell us because they want us to buy more. pretty simple."
A second shared their additional advice for keeping strawberries fresh, adding: "Bowl of water, glug of vinegar. Soak for 10 min, rinse the berries, air dry on a dish towel. THEN jar them!"
"Currently eating week old strawberries straight from my glass jar, so so fresh still," shared a third while a fourth wrote: "big strawberry didn't want us to know."
Meanwhile, a fifth said that they don't have this problem because they eat their strawberries so fast.
They wrote: "I buy Strawberry. I eat Strawberry. I don't waste Strawberry."
A sixth then warned: "Careful though. it does help them last longer, but then they start to ferment [sic]."
Now, I don't know about you, but the next time I buy strawberries, I will be jarring them the moment I get home.
Topics: Food and Drink