Contributed by: The Gluten Free Club
White or Apple Cider Vinegar
The standard solution for washing produce is 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar. However for berries, a lighter vinegar solution of 16 to 1 (ie. 1 Tbsp vinegar : 1 cup water), will produce the same results without leaving any vinegar aftertaste on the berries.
Combine the water and vinegar in a large bowl, and add berries. Let stand for 3-8 minutes (3 minutes for delicate berries like blackberries and raspberries, and about 8 minutes for firmer skinned berries like strawberries and blueberries). Do not allow berries to soak for longer than 10 minutes.
Drain berries well using a colander, but do not rinse. Place berries onto a dry lint-free towel and blot dry to remove all excess moisture.
To store, line a lidded container with a paper towel. Fill the bottom with berries, then cover with another paper towel. Continue layering until container is full. Cover and refrigerate.
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