How To Clean Blackberry
It is important to know how to clean blackberry properly so as to avoid bruising them as well as to keep away contaminants. Blackberries have to be handled gently since they bruise easily. They are similar to raspberries but do not have a hollow center. Shiny, dark colored soft berries can be used in fruit salads, pies, muffins, jams, jellies etc. Blackberries spoil easily and should be bought or picked only when they have to be used immediately.
Blackberry Cleaning – Washing
- Spread the blackberries on a towel.
- Carefully sort them out and separate the bruised and unripe ones from the ripe ones.
- In a colander, take the ripe berries.
- Place colander in the sink.
- Using a sink sprayer, gently spray water over the berries to get rid of dirt and grime.
- Transfer berries carefully onto kitchen towel and dry.
Cleaning Blackberry in Lemon Water
- Sometimes just washing in cool water is not enough to clean the blackberries completely. Take a saucepan and fill it with cool water from the tap.
- Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of salt into the water.
- Put in the washed blackberries.
- Let the berries stand in lemon water for 15 minutes.
- Drain and wash berries in cool tap water.
- Transfer onto kitchen towels and pat dry.
Requirements for Cleaning Blackberries
- Kitchen towels
- Cool water
Tips to Clean Blackberries
- Wash blackberries only when ready to be used.
- Do not wash the berries and then store them. They spoil faster this way.
- Do not subject black berries to a stream of water. They can get bruised.
Knowing how to clean blackberry well can save you from accidently using blackberries that have maggots and other wild things that harbor themselves in the many crevices of the blackberry plant. Enjoy the many benefits of blackberries after cleaning them carefully.