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Easy vinegar tips to help you keep food fresh longer. You will save money by throwing away less food!

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Cut Produce

Do you want to peel potatoes, apples, pears, or avocados ahead of time but afraid they will brown? Just cover them with water and add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar. The produce will keep fresh in your refrigerator for several days.


Berries spoil quickly. To help kill bacteria and mold spores that rot them, use a vinegar wash. Soak the berries in 3 cups of water and 1 cup vinegar. Drain and rinse.

Line salad spinner with paper towels and spin the berries day. Then store the berries in a container with paper towels on the bottom.

This tip is from an article by Donna Maurillo, Food For Thought, How To Keep Fresh Food Longer

Cottage Cheese

You can keep cottage cheese longer by adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the container. It will not change the flavor of the cottage cheese.


If your vegetables are wilted and unappetizing, freshen them up by soaking them in vinegar and cold water. Use 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar to every 2 cups of water.



You can keep food fresh longer by preventing cheese from becoming too hard or molding. Wrap it in a cloth sprinkled well with cider vinegar. You may need to occasionally add vinegar to the cloth. Store it in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container so the moisture cannot escape. The vinegar will not change the taste of the cheese.

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