How to store raspberries
Raspberries are a delicate fruit that should be handled and stored with care to ensure they stay fresh and flavourful. Here are a few tips on how to store raspberries properly:
Fresh raspberries: If you buy fresh raspberries, they should be plump, firm, and have a deep colour. They will last for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator's main compartment, stored in a single layer in a moisture-proof container, or on a plate covered with a damp paper towel.
Prepared raspberries: If you have already washed and used raspberries, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.
Freezing: Raspberries can also be frozen, they should be washed, dried, and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and placed in the freezer. Once they're frozen, they can be transferred to a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 8-12 months.
Avoid Ethylene: Raspberries should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, bananas, and avocados, as the ethylene gas can cause them to wilt or spoil faster.
Check for freshness: Before storing it, make sure the raspberries are fresh, if there are any signs of yellowing, wilting or sliminess, discard them.
By following these tips, you can help your raspberries stay fresh and flavourful for as long as possible. Remember that raspberries are highly perishable, so it's best to use them as soon as possible after you buy them or pick them.
When they're in season you can buy raspberries online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).