1. Keep them dry
Only rinse berries, except raspberries, just before you use them to prevent them from going mouldy.
2. Keep them chilled
Berries are more delicate at room temperature, making them difficult to wash, so make sure they’ve been chilled before you rinse them.
3. Give them a slight splash
Gently transfer berries to a colander and splash them rather than submerging them in water.
4. Storage is key
After washing berries, let them rest in the colander (not a bowl) in the fridge to allow air circulation.
5. Avoid the crisper drawer
The humidity is usually higher in the crisper drawer of your fridge and there’s also less air circulation, so don’t keep your berries here if you want them to last longer.
Berry good to know flavour pairings: Pair cherries with banana, coffee, dark chocolate, lemon and vanilla. Strawberries love basil, black pepper, cream, goat’s cheese and lime. And raspberries love ginger, olives, peaches, tomatoes, white chocolate and yoghurt.