Kitchen Tips: How To Freeze Raspberries For A Longer Shelf Life
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Nothing compares to the flavour of fresh raspberries. So, if you like them, you might wish to bring home a lot of them at once. Although these berries are beautiful, they are also very delicate. This means that raspberries can only stay ripe and sweet when stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. But if you bought more than you expected to consume in that short time, don't panic. Raspberries, fortunately, freeze remarkably well. Read our tips below to find out how to handle and securely freeze fresh raspberries.

Basic tips:

Try to keep raspberries as dry as you can when storing them in your refrigerator, and hold off on washing them until you're ready to eat them. Any raspberries can be frozen to extend their shelf life after three days. You can keep raspberries on hand all year round because they can be frozen for up to 12 to 18 months. You may use frozen raspberries to bake pies, top cereal or porridge, make delicious smoothies, and more.

How to freeze them?

Depending on how many fresh raspberries you have to freeze, the process is largely hands-off and takes less than 15 minutes in total. If you happen to find raspberries on sale, if you cultivate them, or if you live close to a farm, this way of preserving them works great.

 Pick out any raspberries that are rotten or mouldy.

 Rinse generously raspberries in a mesh strainer or colander.

 The berries should be allowed to dry, ideally in the air because they are so delicate and prone to breaking.

 The berries should be placed on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer, not touching.

 Remove from the freezer after 4-6 hours and place in your preferred container, such as a plastic bag or freezer-safe container.