This undated publicity photo illustration shows a strawberry dropped into warm water as it is heat-shocked. Food scientists have discovered a remarkably effective way to extend the life of fresh-cut ... more 
This undated publicity photo illustration shows a strawberry dropped into warm water as it is heat-shocked. Food scientists have discovered a remarkably effective way to extend the life of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables by days or even a week. It doesn’t involve the chlorine solutions, irradiation or peroxide baths sometimes used by produce packagers. This method, called heat-shocking, is 100 percent organic and uses just one ingredient that every cook has handy, hot water. (AP Photo/Modernist Cuisine, LLC, Chris Hoover) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Modernist Cuisine, LLC, Chris Hoover
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 2:58 PM EDT