A Guide to Storing Strawberries in Glass Jars

Strawberries are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in many different recipes, from desserts to salads. But when it comes to storing them, it can be tricky to keep them fresh for as long as possible. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to store strawberries in glass jars so that they stay fresher for longer.

Why use glass jars?

Glass jars are the ideal container for storing strawberries because they do not react with the acids in the fruit like plastic or metal containers do. This means that your strawberries will stay fresher for longer without any chemical changes occurring.

Using glass also allows you to see exactly what is inside the jar, making it easy to identify whether your strawberries need using up before they spoil.

Preparing your Glass Jar

Before filling a glass jar with fresh strawberries, there are a few steps you should take first:

Clean and Sterilize Your Glass Jars:

Firstly, ensure that your glass jars have been thoroughly cleaned before use. You can wash them with hot water and dish soap or run them through a dishwasher cycle on high heat setting.

Then sterilize each jar by boiling them in water for 10 minutes. Make sure not to handle the inside of the jar after sterilizing – avoid touching it with bare hands as this could contaminate it again.

Dry The Jars:

After removing from hot water or dishwasher cycle allow bottles dry completely upside down over paper towels.

Selecting Fresh Strawberries

For best results when storing strawberries place only fresh berries which should be firm bright red color —avoid ones showing signs of bruising or softness.

Do not rinse until ready-to-eat but discard spoiled ones if found while preparing fruits before keeping into jars.

Storing Strawberries in Glass Jars

Now that your glass jars are cleaned and prepared, it’s time to start storing your strawberries. Here’s how to do it:

Layer the Strawberries:

Place a layer of strawberries at the bottom of each glass jar.

Add Sugar:

Sprinkle some granulated sugar on top of each layer of berries. This helps them stay fresher for longer by slowing down the ripening process.

Repeat this process until all the jars are full or you run out of strawberries.

Closing Your Glass Jar

Once your jars are filled with fresh strawberries, they need to be closed tightly. To do this:

Screw on Lids Tightly:

Make sure that you have screwed on lids as tight as possible but not so much which can break glass.

Store In Refrigerator

Now that your jars are sealed up tight, place them in the refrigerator so they can stay cool and fresh for as long as possible.

No matter what type of fridge you have always store these strawberry-filled glass bottles toward back shelves where temperature is more constant.

In conclusion

By following these simple steps above will ensure your srawberies remain freshness for quite sometime while using our recommended storage method and prevent spoilage due to improper storage conditions. Start enjoying great tasting strawberries like never before!

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