All strawberries

Look below to find more info about strawberries including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and strawberries recipes.

Health Benefits to Strawberries:

  • Great source of vitamin C, which helps keep our bodies healthy.
  • Contains fiber, which helps regulate digestion and cholesterol levels.

How to Store Strawberries:

  • Store strawberries for 1-3 days in the fridge.
  • If cut, store strawberries in a closed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze whole or sliced strawberries in a plastic bag for up to a year.

Strawberry Tips:

  • Easily remove stems by placing a straw through the bottom of the strawberry.

Removing stems strawberries

  • Strawberries can be added to your water or to your salad.

Strawberry salad and water

  • Save strawberries and other fruit by freezing for up to a year.

Freezing strawberries


 Final

Strawberry Salad

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Great on top of yogurt, oatmeal or even ice cream.

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 Tbl mint or basil, chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbl balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice or lime juice)
  1. Remove stems from strawberries with a straw or carefully, with a small knife.
  2. Slice strawberries in thin pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (sugar, mint and balsamic vinegar) to strawberries in bowl.
  4. Stir gently until all strawberries are coated with all of the ingredients.
  5. Let strawberries marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

Makes 4 servings

 


Want to save your fruit for longer than a few days? Here are 3 ways to safely save them for months.

Freezing Fruit:

  1. Wash fruit and remove any stems.
  2. Cut fruit in small pieces or leave small fruits whole.
  3. Put fruit in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Place baking sheet in freezer for 2-3 hours or until fruit is frozen solid.
  5. Remove fruit from baking sheet with spatula and place into a sealed bag.
  6. Return to freezer immediately.
  7. Frozen fruit will last for at least a year.

Uses for frozen fruit: oatmeal, smoothies, jellies, pastries, chutney, cobblers, muffins or pies.

Freezing Cooked Fruit:

  1. Create favorite cooked fruit recipe such as strawberry jam or applesauce.
  2. Cool fruit dish in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours in a bowl.
  3. After cooled, place in a freezer-safe, sealed container in freezer.
  4. Frozen cooked fruit will last for up to a year.

Examples of cooked fruit dishes: pureed fruit for baby food, cooked fruit sauce, banana pancakes or blueberry muffins.

Dehydrating Fruit:

  1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees or “warm” setting.
  2. Wash fruit and remove any stems.
  3. Slice fruit into small, bite-size pieces.
  4. Place fruit in a mixture of water and lemon juice to keep from browning (1 cup water + 1 Tbl lemon juice).
  5. Quickly remove fruit from water and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Place baking sheet in oven and dehydrate for 6-12 hours or until the fruit is hard. Fruit will last for up to a year.

Apples: 6 to 12 hours
Bananas: 8 to 10 hours
Strawberries: 8 to 10 hours
Pineapple: 10 to 18 hours