You will need
- - deep bowls;
- - kitchen towel;
- - acetic acid;
- - a colander.
Structure of the strawberries have a different porosity and softness. This creates the perfect conditions for breeding on the surface of the berries of various microorganisms. The proximity of the ripe fruit to the ground increases the risk of infection of strawberry eggs of helminths and other protozoa. So eat unwashed berries are very risky.
Collected or purchased strawberries lay in a deep and spacious enough dish, fill it with cool water. The jet must not be too strong, it can damage the delicate skin of berries. Leave the strawberries for a few minutes in the liquid. During this time, earth and dust adhered to the surface of the berries will be left behind and will fall to the bottom of the pan. It is not necessary to wash off the strawberry stem. Soaked without tails berries gain in moisture and will become watery and tasteless. Remove the strawberries with your hands and place it on kitchen towel, allow to dry her naturally.
If the origin or purity of the berries makes you doubt, add in a container of water or Apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon per liter of water). Strawberry, have lain down in such a solution, cleansed not only of visible dirt but also germs. In addition, acetic acid will keep berry strong and elastic.
There is more radical method of disinfection of strawberry and strawberry. Once you have cleared the berries from visible particles of soil and dust, machine processing, contrast water. Pour into one dish very hot (but not boiling) water and the other ice. Place the strawberries in a colander and immerse it successively in these tanks. Three "washing" of the berries in each liquid is enough to destroy all the parasites from the surface. These methods of cleaning can be used for other berries with a delicate surface, for example, raspberries.
Advice 2 : How to wash raspberries
Raspberry has a pleasant taste and delicate aroma. However, this berry is a great natural medicine that helps cope with colds. Delicate structure of raspberry requires a careful approach to issues of washing and processing.
You will need
- the colander;
- - sieve for washing the fruit;
- - deep bowls;
- - kitchen towel.
Carefully move assembled or purchased raspberries. Remove the wrinkled, rotten and badly overripe specimens. If you will wash the raspberries, which is literally falling apart you have on hand, instead of grapes to get the pulp unsuitable for further processing.
Berries infected with the larvae of the raspberry beetle, to the main wash put it in the saline solution. To do this, pour into a deep bowl of cold water and add salt in a ratio of 1 tablespoon of salt per liter of liquid. Place the berries in the water and wait for the floating larvae. Water worms drain, and wash the raspberries one of the proposed methods.
Place the berries in a colander or a special sieve, used for washing fruit. Fill a bowl with cold water and dip the raspberries in there for one minute. Then change the water and repeat the procedure. Washed berries spread out on a kitchen towel and thoroughly Pat dry.
Clean the berries under cold running water in the sink or under the lake (if the fruits are washed at the cottage). The jet must not be very powerful, and washing time should not exceed 1-2 minutes. After the operation drain berries in a colander or sieve and allow excess liquid to drain. Processing raspberry better to start right after it is completely dry.
The described techniques allow the raspberries to clean from visible contaminants. A more radical scheme of wash will help you not only to clean the berries in appearance, but also to disinfect them. Fill one bowl with cold almost icy water, and the second hot, but not boiling. Place the raspberries in a colander or sieve and alternately fold for a few seconds in each dish. Three contrasting "washing" destroy all the parasites that live on its surface. This technique works for other berries, has a delicate structure, such as strawberries.