Strawberries are a quick and easy snack for adults and children. It’s no wonder why they’re a top fruit juice in kitchens and lunchboxes everywhere. Plus, these tasty fruits are packed with almost 140 percent of immune system boosting vitamin C.
“Strawberries always put a smile on my face,” says Chef Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “My favorite recipe for them is to simply ‘Rinse, eat and repeat.'”
How to buy
Choose strawberries that are plump, fragrant and firm, with no signs of bruising or leaking.
How to store
It’s best to eat strawberries on the day of purchase. You can freeze strawberries by hulling, lightly washing and drying them. Arrange in a single layer before placing in the freezer.
Never hull strawberries until after they have been washed or they will absorb too much water and become mushy.
Source: Fresh from Florida and Florida Specialty Crop Foundation