Strawberries are delicious and rich in vitamin C, folate, antioxidants and fiber.
However, it must they are carefully cleaned before consumption as they are quite sensitive and can be contaminated with harmful bacteria. In addition, strawberries are among the fruits that contain the most pesticides.
How to wash strawberries
- Remove spoiled strawberries and wash as many as you want to eat. Strawberries absorb water quickly, which speeds up spoilage.
- Place the strawberries in a colander and rinse under running water as thoroughly as you can.
- Then put them in a bowl with water and salt. Leave them for a few minutes, rinse them and let them drain in a colander.
- Finally, wipe them with some paper or spread them on a clean kitchen towel.
Another cleaning method is vinegar. Wash the strawberries thoroughly with vinegar and water to disinfect them.
However, several experts are wary of this cleaning method, as with baking soda, as they say it can penetrate the inside of the strawberry and spoil the taste.
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 strawberries, remove any that are damaged or that already have traces of mold.
- After following these tips, your strawberries are ready to store.
With information from wikihow.com