There may be a way to save your berries from becoming furry!
WIll washing your berries in aloe vera juice help them go longer without molding?
Hypothesis: If berries are washed with aloe vera juice they won't mold as quickly as they would if washed in water because aloe vera acts as an anti-fungal.
- Wash 10 strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries in water and place them in a plastic container, then refrigerate.
- Wash 10 strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries in aloe juice and place them in a plastic retainer, then refrigerate.
- Wait 10 days and then document the amount of moldy berries in each group.
This experiment is controlled because the only variable that I am changing is the variable that is being tested, which is the substance in which I wash the berries. To ensure that the results are not influenced by other factors, I will use the same type of berries (as opposed to berries bought from a different vendor), store the berries at the same temperature, and wait the same amount of time in both experiments.
My hypothesis was proven correct. The berries washed in aloe vera juice were consistently less moldy than those washed in water. This shows that aloe vera's anti-fungal agents slow the growth of mold on berries.