berries: fresh or frozen?

frozen berriesI wrote a while back about a technique I learned about on The Kitchen for increasing the refrigerator life of fresh berries. It involved rinsing the berries in a vinegar and water solution and then another thorough rinse in water.

It worked well and the berries did keep longer, I believe. But some berries still did go bad sometimes and it was a little bit of work. Most people who know something about nutrition say that frozen fruits and vegetables are just as healthy as fresh. And in the case of berries, frozen is generally cheaper. After all, when not in season in the region, berries in the store are shipped in from other climes and that is at the cost of a heavy carbon footprint.

Sometimes frozen is better. (Of course that means remembering to move some berries from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before to defrost for breakfast.)

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