How to wash soft fruit?

  • How to wash soft fruit? billpg

    I bought a pack of blackberries from the supermraket and the label said to wash before use. I tried that and it completely ruined them.

    I tried running them under a tap (faucet). Ruined. I tried dropping the fruit into a bowl of water. Ruined. I tried running them under a slow trickle of water. Not ruined but also not washed.

    How, please, am I supposed to wash soft fruit like blackberries?

  • Probably the easiest way to do it is to just gently pour the blackberries into a basket strainer, then lower the strainer into a bowl of water. Then you can just lift the strainer out and the berries will come with it, no fishing required.

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