Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Produce 101 - Strawberries

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Produce 101 - Strawberry

Picking the best
When selecting strawberries size has no bearing on how sweet the berry is. Strawberries should be firm, plump, red in color and have an attached green cap. Packaged strawberries need to be examined for spoilage or extreme moisture or mold.

When storing strawberries, open container and sort through berries discarding moldy or overripe berries. Berries that are ripe ready to eat should be eaten in 24 hours. In refrigeration strawberries should last up to a week, continuing to inspect for overripe or moldy berries. Strawberries freeze very well and can last up to a year frozen.


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