If you're like most people, you love strawberries. What's not to love about these sweet, juicy fruits? Strawberries are perfect for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. But how do you store them so they stay fresh? Follow these tips for storing your Strawberries.
Interested in eating your berries soon after you pick them?
1. Rinse your strawberries under cool water, and remove the stems. Rinsing is important because dirt can get caught in between their leaves which will make them taste unpleasant or even dirty! Be sure to rub each strawberry thoroughly under water and pat dry with a clean paper towel.
2. Spread a layer of paper towels on a baking sheet. Place the strawberries on the paper towels in a single layer, making sure they don't overlap. Put another layer of paper towels on top of the strawberries.
3. Put the baking sheet in the fridge and let them sit for about 12 hours. Enjoy your fresh strawberries!
Interested in preserving your strawberries?
Freezing, drying, and making jams and jellies are some of the best ways to preserve strawberries. For any of these, make sure to follow the tip above and wash/dry your strawberries before moving forward.
Freezing: Strawberries can be frozen whole, sliced, or pureed, depending on their intended use in recipes.
Drying: There are many ways to dry out your strawberries. Oven drying, microwave drying, sun drying, and even dehydrator drying.
Jam & Jelly: These spreads are simple and rewarding ways to preserve your strawberries. There are many recipes with Pectin, but you can also find recipes without it. Check out our Jam recipe on our blog https://www.strawberryrun.com/post/strawberry-jam-recipe
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