I was shopping for baking ingredients before work this week and to my delight I saw that my local supermarket has strawberries in.

I was shopping for baking ingredients before work this week and to my delight I saw that my local supermarket has strawberries in. To be fair they were rather expensive and a little on the bland side, but I don’t care. It’s almost officially strawberry season in this part of the world and that means summer is just around the corner! Did you know that the strawberry was considered poisonous in Argentina until the mid-1800’s? I’d be quite happy for Argentina to continue in that belief if it meant their ration was sent my way.

 So with the taste of strawberries on my tongue and in anticipation of many strawberry feasts, I wanted to prepare and researched the best way to keep strawberries fresh. It’s definitely best to remove all of the mouldy or damaged fruits and store the good strawberries, in layers separated by paper towels inside a plastic container or sealed bag, in the refrigerator. This should keep them fresh and edible for up to three days. 

 For anything longer than that it’s probably best to freeze your strawberries in a sealed plastic bag. Freezing fresh strawberries can keep them delicious for months.

 Whatever storage method you use, do not wash the strawberries before storing them. Wait until you plan to eat them to rinse them off.

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