Storing Fresh Berries

Fresh berries are so perishable that you should store them properly as soon as possible.


Enlarge Image Place berries in a baking pan in the freezer for long-term storage.
  • For short-term storage, keep berries refrigerated. Store them in a single layer, loosely covered, and refrigerate for a day or two. Heaping fresh berries on top of each other in a bowl can crush the fruit.
  • For longer storage, freezing is best. Place the berries in a single layer on a baking pan and place them in the freezer. Once they're frozen, put the berries in freezer containers or plastic freezer bags and seal. Stored this way, berries will keep in the freezer for up to a year.

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