Store strawberries for a maximum of two days

Store strawberries for a maximum of two days

Only store strawberries in the refrigerator for two days

Fresh strawberries are offered everywhere. The strawberry season has started, despite the weather, which is currently not conducive to harvest. In order not to take any health risks, a few important tips should be heeded. An important basic rule, for example, is to purchase the strawberries shortly before consumption, since the fruits do not stay fresh for long.

Strawberries from the market or from the supermarket should be kept in the vegetable compartment of the home fridge for a maximum of two days, as the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture points out in a recent announcement. "The berries should be stored in a covered, cool place." It makes sense to prepare and eat the strawberries shortly after purchase. Transport should also be carried out gently.

The sensitive fruits may only be cleaned before consumption. For this purpose, they are briefly immersed in cold water or carefully brewed under clear water. Afterwards, the style and the flower base are carefully separated from the pulp.

How can you get fresh strawberries?
Fresh strawberries can be recognized by their very firm and shiny appearance. The fruits are dark red and smell fresh. Furthermore, they should not have any bruises that are dark and mushy. Strawberries can be excellently combined with rhubarb, apples, asparagus and avocado.

Healthy red fruits
Strawberries are very healthy. For example, the vitamin C content is much higher than that of oranges. Already 120 grams of the red fruits cover an adult's daily needs. They also contain folic acid, minerals such as potassium and magnesium, which are responsible for the muscles of the heart. (sb)

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Video: How to Keep Strawberries Fresh Using White Vinegar (September 2020).