Strawberries are delicious, nutritious but also delicate. They spoil easily even if you refrigerate them immediately.
To extend their shelf life and above all to keep them fresh, you should save the right way.
How to store strawberries in the refrigerator
Strawberries are best kept in the refrigerator and can last for several days.
What to remember:
- Do not wash the strawberries before storing them as the moisture will have the opposite of the desired effect.
- Do not cut the strawberries or remove the stem because they spoil faster.
- Before storing the strawberries, remove any damaged ones or those that already have traces of mold.
- After following these tips, your strawberries are ready to store.
What is the correct procedure
- Place the strawberries in a shallow dish lined with kitchen paper (single layer).
- You may need more than one container depending on the amount of strawberries.
- Close the container with its lid or a clean kitchen towel and put it in the refrigerator. Strawberries will keep for at least five days.
How to store strawberries in the freezer
In case you want to store the strawberries in the freezer, the procedure is as follows:
- Wash the strawberries before freezing them. Wipe them with kitchen paper until they are completely dry.
- Remove the stems with the leaves. If you leave them once they are frozen it will be more difficult to do.
- Slice or dice the strawberries, if desired. While you can freeze strawberries whole, if you know how to use them, slice or dice them ahead of time.
- Remove any damaged strawberries. Just as you store strawberries in the refrigerator, throw away strawberries that already show signs of mold.
With information from eatingwell.com