An Australian mum’s clever fruit hack is going viral, after she revealed the simple trick keeps berries super fresh for two weeks.

With the ever-increasing price of food, we’re all looking for ways to make our groceries last longer. And there’s nothing worse than paying top dollar for fresh berries, only to have them go bad in a couple of days.

Andie Barber says her nanna taught her a simple hack to stop berries going bad too quickly. She tested it out over the past couple of weeks – and it worked!

@andiebarber1 Sunday chaos. Tell me I’m not the only one who didn’t know this?! #sustainable #mumsoftiktok #mumhack ♬ original sound – Andie

“So, I’m sure I can’t be the only one who didn’t know this,” Andie said in her TikTok video. “But my nanna was recently staying at our house, and my daughter loves berries, loves berries. And we buy them from Woolies just in these, like, containers, but they always go off after a couple of days. So my nanna said, ‘Why don’t you just store them in glass jars?’

“So I tried it. I tested it. I had some strawberries in this glass jar. Look at this strawberry – it’s perfect! It’s been in the fridge for probably, nearly two weeks.”

“Lids on, any glass jar. Sometimes I wash them sometimes I don’t depends if I have time. That’s it. Just keep them in the fridge. And I have done it with strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.”

Storing Fruit In Glass Jars

Turns out, nanna is onto something, and the concept of storing fruit in glass jars to help it last longer has been around for some time.

Last year a Facebook post on the jar tip went viral, and was shared almost 400,000 times.

The tip was originally shared by Amy Cross on her Instagram account The Cross Legacy, who recommends soaking the berries in water and vinegar for a couple of minutes then allowing to dry before storing them in a glass jar. She claims you’ll have fresh strawberries for ‘weeks’ using this method.

Have you ever tried this? Let us know if it’s worked for you in the comments below.

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  • Love this hack. Its been working well for us


  • I haven’t tried this but geez, I need to. I hate how quickly my berries go off. Will definitely be trying this.


  • Berries don’t last long enough in my house. But maybe I’ll buy extra and try this hack.


  • I’m certainly going to try this. I have plenty of glass jars that I was going to clear out. Now I’ll have a good use for them. Thanks for this amazing tip


  • Will be great if it works! Would save some money in peak seasons


  • I’m definitely going to try this.


  • I tried this for a while. They didn’t go off because they look so appetising in the jars that they didn’t last as long :)


  • This actually worked. My mum did it while we were staying with her.


  • My berry fruits never last long enough to go bad, but I do keep them in the fridge.


  • Going to give this a go but I must admit strawberries don’t always last that long around here.


  • How fantastic! I will have to try this now! Thanks nana!!


  • I’ve never heard of this but definitely going to give it a try. If I buy any berries I usually eat them within a day or two or else I end up having to throw them away.


  • This works. My Gran used to do the same thing. Always buy your strawberries and such a couple of weeks before Christmas as the price goes through the roof the week of Christmas.


  • Omg so cool and looks super easy lets see if it does as promised


  • Very simple, and worthwhile trying for sure.


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