Goumi is a shrub that has been grown and cultivated in China and Japan for its scented flowers and an edible fruit that is red or orange. The goumi berry fruit serves several benefits; it has numerous benefits, but it also has many uses.
This berry fruit is found to have effective results against different kinds of cancers, diarrhea, coughs, sores, and uncontrolled levels of cholesterol and is usually used in making desserts, jams, jellies, or preservatives after pickling. This berry may go bad due to various reasons.
How To Store Goumi
This fruit is best suited to desserts like we just mentioned above in its uses. This is because of its astringent and sweet taste, or it can be said that it has a unique flavor of its own which is enjoyable every time.
This fruit belongs to that category of berries which you cannot get from any supermarket. Though this berry is not available in supermarkets, you can grow this sweet and nutritious berry in your garden to make the most of it.
Since goumi is a berry and it may be stored and preserved like many other berries. However, it is not encouraged to store it, and even if you opt for storing it, the fruit is unable to maintain its characteristic flavor and freshness.
Though to store it is not a better option, but even then, you may store it if you wish to. It may be stored like other berries. So let’s continue along the article to find that out.
Wash With Vinegar
Before storing it, wash it with vinegar to avoid molds that may appear around it. Once it has been washed with vinegar, dry it using a salad spinner or a paper towel and then store it.
Store It In A Sealed Container
Store the berries in a container lined with paper towels. If going for an airtight container, what you need to do is leave the lid slightly open to avoid the moisture that may build inside it naturally.
Wash Before Use Only
Moisture is bad for any fruit. Therefore, wash goumi only when it has to be used right away so that moisture cannot affect its quality; similar is the case for washing it with vinegar to avoid mold.
Can You Freeze Goumi
Freezing is an old storage technique used worldwide to maximize the shelf life of many meals. This works well for most meals, but it is not encouraged to go for this method every time.
So the question that needs to be answered is, can you opt for this freezing technique for preserving your goumi? So yes, these may be frozen by first washing them, followed by pat drying and arranging on a baking sheet and eventually keeping inside a freezer to make the most of it by avoiding it from getting thawed and used to serve many purposes as a result.
How Long Does Goumi Last
For how long does your goumi last? The answer to that is dependent on a large extent of its quality that has been just brought and on the storage conditions furthermore that you are capable of giving it meanwhile.
Knowledge regarding the shelf life of the goumi berries is too necessary to get an idea about till what period you can bring it into use or how much amount of it needs to be brought. This is necessary so that you don’t bring them in excess, and thus they may not be thrown in the bin without getting used.
The shelf life of it at room temperature is very less than 1 or 2 days; it may also go bad more readily if left with moisture or in hot weather. If refrigerated, the goumi berries last for a bit longer, for 4 to 7 days.
How To Tell If Goumi Is Bad
Though it is useful in many aspects, it may get useless for us. It gets useless when it gets spoiled, either due to surpassing its approximate shelf life or because you cannot store it as it needs to be.
We are already using our senses to determine your meals’ spoilage that these are either safe enough to bring into use. Similarly, if your senses do not confirm goumi’s spoilage, then it is safe to bring it into use. Still, if it does, how you will identify, few methods are given below to make you understand how to figure out if your goumi is bad or good to go.
- Texture: Goumi berries that have gone bad change their texture. These get softer in touch.
- Taste: An undesirable taste is also observed once it has gone bad. Discard goumi at that instant.
- Smell: A foul smell is also clearly felt for that stock of goumi going bad.