Choose smaller, bright-red berries with a sweet aroma. Fresh strawberries are highly perishable, so use them right away for the best flavor and appearance.
Prep & Store
Just before serving, wash under a gentle spray of cool water with green caps still attached. For best flavor, serve at room temperature. After washing, pull off the caps with a slight twist or cut out with a paring knife.
Strawberries freeze well and make great drinks, smoothies, and sauces year-round. Place sliced, stemmed berries into a freezer bag in a single layer, seal, and freeze. To use, thaw in the fridge and use within three days.
The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.