The best way to keep strawberries is to flash freeze them whole after stemming them. You can do this with any berry such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Buy the freshest strawberries you can from either a local farm or farmers market. The fresher the better!
Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as
polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving -- about eight strawberries -- provides more vitamin C than an orange. This member of the rose family isn’t really a fruit or a berry but the enlarged receptacle of the flower. Choose medium-sized berries that are firm, plump, and deep red; once picked, they don’t ripen further. First cultivated in ancient Rome, strawberries are now the most popular berry fruit in the world. In provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac. These red gems may be good for your heart in more ways than one. (Web Md)
Wash them well if not organic and spread out on baking sheet
Tip - Use this vinegar wash if desired.
When ready to use, thaw partially, then slice and allow to completely thaw
Ready to use on strawberry shortcake or other recipes
|Strawberry Cream Delight|
|Whipped Strawberry Dessert|
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