How Long Does Fruit Infused Water Last
What first comes to your mind when you think of summer? Humidity? Heat? Swimming? Ice cream? Watermelon? Or fresh fruit? I am not sure what exactly comes to your mind. But for me, summer means iced fruit infused water. So today, let’s talk about fruit infused water.
Fruit infused water, as the name implies, is the combination of fruits, vegetables, and herbs immersed in cold water. It is your best choice to replace plain water which can help you keep hydrated. Making your own fruit infused water is practically calorie free and gives you a refreshing way to stay hydrated. But before making fruit infused water, there are some tips you should know.
Fruit, vegetables and herbs can infusing in the water. If possible, you can choose organic products.
You’d better use cold or room temperature water. Hot water may help you infuse faster, but it will destroys the fragile enzymes and vitamins that are beneficial to your health.
Glass water pitcher with lid or glass bottle may be your choice, which makes it look beautiful.
The infusing time will depend on which type of herbs and fruit you use. Generally, you’d better infuse the water at room temperature for no more than 2 hours. If you put it in fridge, you can infuse overnight for better flavor.
How Long Does Fruit Infused Water Last?
After infusing, you may ask how long I should drink up the infused water. Generally speaking, it is best for you to drink the infused water the same day or next day. But it is OK to drink the refrigerated infused water within 3 days of infusing. However, if it is un-refrigerated, you need to drink it the same day, in case of bacterial growth.
By the way,citrus fruits such as lemons will last longer in your infused water than other fleshy fruits such strawberry. Also, they can help to keep your infused water tasting fresh. But adding lime or lemon may cause your infused water taste bitter. You can cut the rinds off.
Ice, fruit, water – these are your magic weapon to beat the heat. Start to make your cup of infused water.