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Anyone tried McGee's hot water bath for fresh berries?

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Anyone tried McGee's hot water bath for fresh berries?

rainey | Sep 12, 2009 10:41 AM

Read the article below?

Harold McGee tried giving a variety of fresh berries 30 second hot water baths before he stored them. He did this based on scientific research and concluded, as the researchers had, that this method significantly improves the berries' ability to resist mold. He even said in one case existing mold on a damaged berry disappeared overnight.

Now the thing is, he doesn't really say how the flavor and texture of the fresh berries were after this. So I'm curious if anyone's tried it and how they felt about the results. Do the berries still taste and look fresh?

Here's the NYT article if anyone wants to learn more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/din...

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